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Comparative Literature

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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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Asian Fusion: New Encounters
in the Asian-German Avant-Garde

Authored by Professor Caroline Rupprecht

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 Office Information

 
Chair: Christopher Winks
Dept. Office: Queens Hall 270C 
Phone: 718-997-5690
Fax: 718-997-5745


2022 Winter/Spring Hours 
 
The Comparative Literature Office operates on a Hybrid Schedule offering In-Person and Remote Operational Hours.
  • Be mindful to monitor for Queens College broadcasts regarding any changes to In-Person Access to the campus.
  • If Queens College based on current health conditions deems it appropriate to Suspend In-Person Access to the campus we may transition to Fully Remote Operations at that time.
Week of: 01/03: Fully Remote

Week of: 01/10, 01/24, 02/07, 02/21, 03/04, 03/18, 03/28, 04/11, 04/25, 05/09, 05/23, 06/06, 06/20
Monday In-Person 8 am – 4 pm
Tuesday Remote 8 am – 4 pm
Wednesday In-Person 8 am – 4 pm
Thursday Remote 8 am – 4 pm
Friday Remote 8 am – 4 pm

Week of: 01/17, 01/31, 02/14, 02/28, 03,11, 03/25, 04/04, 04/18, 05/02, 05/16, 05/30, 06/13, 06/27
Monday Remote 8 am – 4 pm
Tuesday In-Person 8 am – 4 pm
Wednesday Remote 8 am – 4 pm
Thursday In-Person 8 am – 4 pm
Friday Remote 8 am – 4 pm

Please plan accordingly with this in mind. ​​​​​
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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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