What is Comparative Literature?

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Comparative Literature moves beyond the borders of any one country or linguistic community to study literature across languages, geographies, time periods, and genres. Comparative Literature also examines the relationship between literature and other forms of cultural expression and human experience, including popular culture, technology, other arts, and other disciplines such as anthropology, history, philosophy, political science, religious studies, or women’s studies.

The Comparative Literature Program at UWM offers an undergraduate major and minor as well as a graduate concentration within the Master of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation (MALLT). All courses are taught in English, although all instructors read and conduct research in at least two languages other than English.