Comparative & World Literature
Founded in 1967, the Program in Comparative and World Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has been at the forefront of interdisciplinary teaching and research in the humanities, offering courses that work across different national languages and literary traditions, as well as those that combine the study of literature with other disciplines, including film and visual culture, science and medicine, economics and law. Our program was one of the first to offer and emphasize non-Western and cross-cultural perspectives, and World Literature – from Asia and Africa, to Europe and the Americas – is an area where we continue to excel today.
Interview with George Gasyna
Prof. Gasyna discusses the Polish author and "angry young man" Marek Hlasko, for "Encounters with Polish Literature," a series sponsored by Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
George Gasyna, Conrad Scholar
Prof. Gasyna has been named one of six Conrad Humanities Scholars in the College of LAS
Harriet Murav, CAS professor
Harriet Murav has been appointed as a Professor in the Center for Advanced Study starting Fall 2020, one of our highest honors.
Tunisia's Political Crisis
Info Session: HRI Campus Fellowship - Prospective Graduate Applicants
LLS Movie Series - "Blood in Blood Out"
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Information Session
Reading Diversity: Reflections from the Human Library
History, Politics, Bollywood
Mad Knights and Fair Maidens
Through literature and film, this course examines classical...
Global Conrad and the Fictions of Autobiography