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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

Thursday, Feb 9 2023
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In-Person Event
Room 222
19 University Place, New York, NY 10003
Thursday, Feb 16 2023
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Online Event
In-Person Event
12:00pm - 2:00pm
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
Thursday, Feb 23 2023
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In-Person Event
5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Great Room
19 University Place

Event Spotlight

On November 2nd, the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program in Poetics & Theory hosted Keats & Calamity - a conversation between Anahid Nersessian, Lenora Hanson, Maureen McLane, and Emily Apter!

Faculty Bookshelf

Check here for recent publications by faculty members!

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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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Emily Apter

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

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Emanuela Bianchi

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