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The Brandeis Comparative Literature Program is becoming bigger and better and getting a new name:
Comparative Literature and Culture.
Stay tuned for more details, or if you just can't wait, contact chair and UAH David Powelstock.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Engaging the study of literature and cultures
The interdisciplinary program of comparative literature engages the study of literatures and cultures within and across national boundaries. It also comprises comparative analysis of literary texts and genres with visual art forms, social discourse and practices, as well as other expressions of cultural innovation.
These forms preexist us — we are born into a certain culture, which consists of a set of discourses and practices — and shape our intellectual awareness of culture. They are not, however, static, but dramatic in nature and continually undergo change.
Analysis of cultural differences, diversities and similarities will promote a greater knowledge of the rapidly changing globe we inhabit and also deepen students critical understanding of their own culture.