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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Kauke Hall
400 E. University Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-2575
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Comparative Literature

Interdisciplinarity in a Global Context

Comparative Literature is a discipline that sees textual activity as involved in a complex web of cultural relations. It seeks, according to the editors of The Comparative Perspective on Literature (1988), “to understand literary texts in relation to a variety of other texts including those belonging to other languages and cultures, other disciplines, other races, or the other sex.” The program at The College of Wooster is interdepartmental in character and includes both explicitly comparative courses and courses that focus on a particular national literature, both in the original and in translation.