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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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CLS Year In Review Newsletter | 2019-2020
Visit the 2019-2020 Comparative Literary Studies Year in Review Newsletter to learn all about the program happenings, accomplishments, and highlights!




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Menglu Gao receives 2020-21 Buffett Institute Global Impacts Graduate Fellowship
Viola Bao receives Honorable Mention for Beiling Wu Prize in Writing
2019-20 Comp Lit PhD Graduates | Congratulations!
New book published by Laura Brueck and Neil Verma: Indian Sound Cultures, Indian Sound Citizenship
The Block Museum checks in with CLS senior and Tour Coordinator, Lois Biggs

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