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Comparative Literary Studies

Why Study Comparative Literature?


An Indispensable Asset

In our increasingly globalized world, Comparative Literary Studies is an excellent foundation to work in any field where critical thinking, strong writing skills and foreign language comprehension are required.

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Watch Comp Lit Alumni Share Perspectives on the Comp Lit Program at NU!

"Comp Lit introduced me to so many perspectives and really gave me a space where I could bring them together to do unique work." (Lois Biggs, '20)

"...With my thesis I was able to combine my interest in environment and literature and with my current path I am looking into environmental humanities in the Chinese context." (Lucy Yang, '20)

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William West's book wins the 2022 Calloway Prize!
Kritish Rajbhandari (CLS PhD, 2019) had his article published in Comparative Literature journal
Professor Alessia Ricciardi awarded the 2021 American Association of Italian Studies Book Prize in the category of Literary Studies
Menglu Gao: University of Denver, Assistant Professor, English
Jonas Rosenbr├╝ck has been appointed Assistant Professor of German, Amherst College

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