Michael allan comparative literature is wholly owned and directed by the university of oregon the oldest journal in its field in the united states, comparative literature explores issues in literary history and theory. Comparative literature is the study of literature and other cultural expressions across boundaries these boundaries can be linguistic, medial and, in a general sense, cultural the discipline's uniqueness lies in training young scholars to define their own spheres and critical perspectives. This list includes comparative literature and related programs in the united states, canada, australasia, and the united kingdom the latest nrc survey-based rankings of comparative literature doctoral programs can be found here. Comparative literature is dedicated to the study of literature in an international and interdisciplinary context majors read widely across periods, genres, and national traditions they study literature and culture from various parts of the world to develop knowledge and critical understanding of how.
Comparative literature is an interdisciplinary field engaged with the study of global literature or literary output across borders, nations, time periods, genres, forms and themes academics compare and contrast literary works of different languages and cultures, but also focus on works. Comparative literature is the study of literature and other cultural expressions across linguistic and cultural boundaries elizabeth gray joins the faculty as visiting assistant professor of comparative literature august 31, 2018 elizabeth gray completed the requirements for the phd in comparative. In comparative literature or, how to tell the difference between an idea and an argument saying that you are comparing certain texts because they have not been compared before is not an argument either in fact, if they have never been compared before there may be a good reason. Comparative literature at princeton invites students both to read texts closely and to think about the nature, function, and value of literature within a broad context our courses are not confined to a single national literature but rather engage many different traditions, genres, and languages across the globe.
Comparative literature at louisiana state university is an interdisciplinary program that encourages students to approach literary studies from multiple perspectives the phd program is built around a core curriculum grounded in the history of literary criticism and theory. Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life the purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink our lives are all different and yet the same speaker: julia kolchinsky dasbach, ctl graduate fellow, comparative literature. Comparative literature 97 comparative literature 98a and 98b or tutorial alternative students interested in comparative literature might also wish to take a language course in their language of choice, if they wish to improve their foreign language competency. Comparative literature majors learn to read literature in one or more foreign languages and to trace the transformations and travels of literary genres and texts across languages, borders, and historical periods they explore the connections of literature with history, philosophy, politics, and literary. Undergraduates are attracted to the comparative literature major because it offers them a program of study in world literatures and cultures, along with they also take 2 survey courses in comparative literature that cover a wide variety of literary works across periods, genres, and national traditions.
Comparative literature is also, by tradition, the study of literature beyond the geocultural boundaries of one particular country or hemispheric region the master of arts degree in comparative literature requires the student to pursue one of the following two programs: (1) the study of two. Similarly, in stardust, tristan does not understand that a star can also be a sentient creature he chains her to himself so that he can bring her to victoria forrester, the object of his romantic rust and the reason for his comparative analysis of the literary work, lolita by vladimir nabokov and the.
Comparative literature is an academic field dealing with the study of literature and cultural expression across linguistic, national, and disciplinary boundaries. In your classes in comparative literature, the faculty will know your name we want to know what makes you unique yvonne lin (class of 2013) graduated with a double major in comparative literature and french and a minor in chinese. The emory comparative literature department offers students theoretical and critical exploration of literature and languages across national traditions and disciplinary boundaries we maintain a strong focus on the specificity of literary and linguistic forms and the crucial role that literariness and the.
Comparative literature in the broadest sense the master's programme in comparative literature is theoretical in character it uses methods such as textual analysis, deconstruction and close reading in order to address a variety of issues including post/de-coloniality, global literacy, race and gender. Comparative literature has 113 ratings and 8 reviews m said: probably a little outdated, but otherwise a very clear introduction to the field this major new introduction to comparative literature is for the students coming to the subject for the first time through an examination of a series of case. Write a critical discussion of the following two passages, pointing out features of comparison and/or contrast (a) how sad it is murmured dorian gray with his eyes still fixed upon his own portrait how sad it is i shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful but this picture will remain always young. The comparative literature program includes courses taught by faculty from all the language and literature departments and from philosophy and anthropology it offers students the opportunity to study literary texts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.
Compare 2 masters programs in comparative literature a master's degree is often the next stage in a student's academic career should they choose to a master in comparative literature may give the student an opportunity to delve deeper into a particular aspect of study that interests him or her. Furthermore, stardust follows j a cuddon's provision that such tales should include charms, disguises, and spells among other magical elements from the very beginning, stardust establishes itself as a fairy tale with the use of john donne's song in its opening the poem lists several. Kid stardust's literary blog about/contact need an editor 1) literary telephone: have each student write a brief descriptive paragraph, then pass it to the person on their left have that person translate the paragraph into boring, nondescriptive language, and fold the sheet down to cover the.