The home of the premier journal in the field, and the first program on the West Coast to offer the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, our department provides a point of convergence for the most exciting lines of inquiry within the Humanities and beyond. Our mission is that of giving shape and shelter to a conversation whose participants are drawn not only from the various departments of language and literature (English, Romance, East Asian, Classics, Russian, German and Scandinavian) but also from Philosophy, History, Art History, Cinema Studies, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Journalism and Communication, and Music.
The Department of Comparative Literature is committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive welcoming climate.
Leah Middlebrook presented a talk titled, “The View From Thebes” as part of the Utah State Tanner Lecture Series. The talk and a related seminar were drawn from her current book-in-progress, Amphion’s Walls: Poetry and Nation in Early and Late Modernity.
Baran Germen has accepted the offer of a Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2018-2019 in Film Studies at Colorado College.