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Please email David Powelstock with programming ideas.


For more information, please contact COML Undergraduate Advising Head, David Powelstock,  or the COML Undergraduate Departmental Representative, Breanna Vizlakh. Thank you!


Meet the Majors/Minors: GRALL Programs, COML, ECS & SAS
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Shiffman 216

Stop by to meet faculty, UDRs, and other students from the following majors, minors, and language programs:

  • German Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Comparative Literature and Culture
  • European Cultural Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Chinese Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language
Pizza and international treats will be served! All are welcome. To view the event poster, click here.

Engaging the study of literature and cultures

The Program in Comparative Literature and Culture engages the study of literatures and cultures within and across national boundaries. It comprises the comparative analysis of literary and cultural texts not only in relation to genres, forms, and movements but within the larger context of social discourse and cultural practices. 

Because cultural practices are not static but continually changing, the comparative approach is sensitive not only to historical context, but also to how cultural forms adapt to new conditions. 

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 cultures.