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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.


International Human RightsArt Festival:
At the Intersectionof Art, Society, and the Spirit

Speaker
Tom Block

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
12:15 pm

President's Conference Room 2 (5th floor)

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Civil Rights Movement

Uninhabitable Places:
Auschwitz and Angkor Wat
in the Prose of Peter Weiss

Speaker
Professor Caroline Rupprecht

Monday, March 30, 2020
4:15 pm

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA

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Civil Rights Movement
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Chair: Christopher Winks
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Phone: 718-997-5690
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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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