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.
New Book by Prof. Eric Calderwood
Through state-backed Catholicism, monolingualism, militarism, and dictatorship, Spain’s fascists earned their reputation for intolerance....
New Book by Prof. Lilya Kaganovskt
As cinema industries around the globe adjusted to the introduction of synch-sound technology, the Soviet...
Prof. Rushing receives Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching awards
Prof. Robert Rushing has received both the campus-level Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and the...
Article about Prof. Hilger's New Book
An article, "Bridging the gap between medicine and literature" about Stephanie Hilger’s new book...
Learning Publics Salon
The Bread Company (706 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana)
Jews for Jihad? Jewish Citizens in an Islamic Empire
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building 1080
Reading: Ocean Vuong
Third floor lecture hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL)
From Dissertation to Book: Navigating the Revision Process
314 Main Library. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.
Humanities and Public Life Symposium
iHotel and Conference Center (1900 S 1st St)
Inside Scoop: Ocean Vuong
Room 1020, Asian American Studies Building (1208 W Nevada)
The Past as a Foreign Country: Sephardi Jews and the Spanish Past
Introduction to Indian mainstream (mainly Bollywood) cinema and its evolution through the last seven decades. Topics to be explored include, but...
Comparative study of major works of literature, philosophy and culture in the Western tradition from the Enlightenment to today, from Descartes...
This course provides an overview of the study of comics and graphic narratives from around the world. How do we define comics? What can comics...