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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.

Recent News

Exploring the complexities of Indian cinema

Movie fans and scholars alike will soon be able to visualize an entangled network...

The Voice of Technology Book Cover
New Book by Prof. Lilya Kaganovsky

As cinema industries around the globe adjusted to the introduction of synch-sound technology, the...

Prof. Calderwood selected as Conrad Humanities Scholar

Eric...

Robert Rushing Reading A Book
Prof. Rushing receives Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching awards

Prof. Robert Rushing has received both the campus-level Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and the...

Upcoming Events

The Hazards and Potential of Open-Mindedness in Post-Truth Conditions

Oct 22, 2018
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

The Hazards and Potential of Open-Mindedness in Post-Truth Conditions

Oct 22, 2018
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

The Hazards and Potential of Open-Mindedness in Post-Truth Conditions

Oct 22, 2018
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

The Hazards and Potential of Open-Mindedness in Post-Truth Conditions

Oct 22, 2018
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

The Hazards and Potential of Open-Mindedness in Post-Truth Conditions

Oct 22, 2018
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

The Hazards and Potential of Open-Mindedness in Post-Truth Conditions

Oct 22, 2018
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

The Hazards and Potential of Open-Mindedness in Post-Truth Conditions

Oct 22, 2018
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)