Welcome from the Chair

Reflecting the ongoing paradigm shift of comparative studies from an almost exclusive focus on Western European traditions to a newly global awareness, our faculty ranks have expanded in recent years to encompass a world-wide range of languages and cultures, even as we pursue new approaches to an expanded range of European literatures themselves.
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Featured Articles

“The Identity Problem” in Prenatal Testing

This essay by PhD Candidate Nina Begus won an Award in Reproductive Ethics from the journal Voices of Bioethics.

History Lessons

Reviewing the history of migration through a different lens with Argyro Nicolaou (PhD '18).


Resisting the Rhetoric of Disaster

Daniel Behar's (PhD '19) recent article in Public Books.


A World of Literature

David Damrosch’s literary global reach.

Reframing cultures

Mahnoor Ali (BA '19) adds new colors and critiques in her exploration of literature and art.

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