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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

Article about Prof. Hilger's New Book

An article, "Bridging the gap between medicine and literature" about Stephanie Hilger’s new book...

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Prof. Rini Mehta awarded the 2018-2019 IPRH Faculty Fellowship

 Professor Rini Mehta has been awarded the 2018-2019 IPRH Faculty Fellowship for her project...

Prof. Robert Rushing receives LAS Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Prof. Robert Rushing receives LAS Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Eric Calderwood selected as a Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professor Scholar for the College of LAS for 2017-2019.

Prof. Eric Calderwood has been selected as a Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professor Scholar...

Upcoming Events

Navigating Thesis to Book

May 15, 2018
2:00 pm
Coble Hall Room 304

Opening Night Reception | School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

May 05, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery and East Gallery 500 E. Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

KAM Exhibition | 2018 School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

May 05, 2018 to May 12, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery and East Gallery 500 E. Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

Spring Luncheon and Lecture

May 04, 2018
12:00 pm
Champaign Country Club 1211 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

IPRH Prizes for Research Ceremony and Reception

May 03, 2018
12:00 am
IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL)

Yoga at Krannert Art Museum

Apr 27, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum Lower Level, Classroom Studio 500 E. Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

Inside Scoop: Ocean Vuong

Apr 27, 2018
12:00 pm
Room 1020, Asian American Studies Building (1208 W Nevada)