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    In the Department of Comparative Literature, we examine the range of literature, its transmission, and its dynamic ...

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    Faculty members offer courses embracing the ancient and modern periods of world literature, exploring critical, theoretical, and historical issues.

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Department of Comparative Literature

Events

Thursday, Sep 8 2022
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In-Person Event
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Great Room, 19 University Place
Thursday, Sep 29 2022
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In-Person Event
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Great Room, 19 University Place
Tuesday, Oct 11 2022
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In-Person Event
11:00am - 1:00pm
Room 222, 19 University Place
Friday, Oct 14 2022
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In-Person Event
La Maison Française
Saturday, Oct 15 2022
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In-Person Event
La Maison Française
Thursday, Oct 27 2022
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In-Person Event
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Great Room, 19 University Place

Event Spotlight

On April 13th, the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program in Poetics & Theory hosted Gay Liberation After May '68 - a discussion of Guy Hocquenghem's political writings with Max Fox, Antoine Idier, and Scott Branson!

Faculty Bookshelf

Check here for recent publications by faculty members!

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Emily Apter

Unexceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse, and the Impolitic (Verso, 2021)

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Andrea Gadberry

Cartesian Poetics: The Art of Thinking (University of Chicago Press, 2020)

Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts
Ulrich Baer & Smaran Dayal

Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts (Warbler Press, 2020)

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Emanuela Bianchi

The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos (Fordham University Press, 2014)