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The Comparative Literary Studies Program reflects the belief that literary texts can best be understood within the context of diverse literary traditions and other cultural phenomena. The program is able to accomplish this by drawing on faculty from the various literature departments as well as from other disciplines (such as art history, film studies, music, and philosophy).

Learn more about our interdisciplinary and interdepartmental faculty and students:


*Until further notice, the CLS office is working remotely. Please contact the program via e-mail and we will be happy to answer your inquiry or set-up a virtual meeting with you.

Administrative Staff:

Program Director:

Alessia Ricciardi (Professor, French & Italian)

Director of Graduate Studies:

Harris Feinsod (Associate Professor, English)

Director of Undergraduate Studies:

Corey Byrnes (Associate Professor of Chinese Culture, Asian Languages and Cultures)

Program Coordinator:

Sarah Peters 
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