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Comparative Literary Studies

Why Study Comparative Literature?

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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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Comp Lit is proud to announce our students who received honors and awards in 2020-2021!
Professor Evan Mwangi receives Development of Social Science Research in Africa Fellowship
Jorge Coronado has been named editor of the publication series "Illuminations: Cultural Formations of the Americas"
Corey Byrnes has been named a Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellow for 2021-22
Menglu Gao has been awarded a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position at Colby College

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