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Fall 2015 Events


A New Universal on Human Rights?

The Use of Narrative
to Question Social Structures
By Keith A. Miller, Author and QC Alum

Wednesday, October 28
5 - 6:15 pm
Rosenthal Library
President's Conference Room 2 (5th floor)

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Safeguarding the Rights of Survivors
in the City, the State, and the Nation:

A New Universal on Human Rights?

Domestic Violence &
Human Trafficking

By Azaleea Carlea, Director of Constituent Affairs for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Tuesday, November 10
12:15 - 1:30 pm
Rosenthal Library
President's Conference Room 2 (5th floor)

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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. Courses frequently include works of philosophy, history, psychology, anthropology, and the cinema. They aim to help students learn to read and write critically, with greater pleasure and understanding.

Majors can prepare for graduate study and work in such fields as law, education, publishing, writing, and translation. Because major requirements overlap with those of English and the foreign languages, comparative literature is an excellent choice as one of two majors or as a minor. Although comparative literature courses involve study of texts from many countries, all are read and taught in English.


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Azalea Carlea

Azalea Carlea, QC alumna and Comparative Literature Minor, gave a lecture entitled,​ "Protecting the Rights of Survivors: Domestic Abuse and Human Trafficking" on November 10, 2015. Her lecture was the third lecture in the Literature and Human Rights series sponsored by the Comparative Literature Department and was also co-sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program.​​​


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