Independent Study

Comparative Literature

Kauke Hall

400 E. University Street

Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-263-2575

Fax: 330-263-2690

Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Students often select comparative literature because they wish to work beyond the boundaries of a single national literature, or combine their interest in literature with advanced study in one or more foreign languages. Independent Study is a culmination, the point at which students draw on the comparative and theoretical insights achieved in coursework and their own reading to design an original research project that will demonstrate an understanding of the cross-cultural connections within a set of selected texts.

Recent Topics

Some representative examples include: Gantenbein Goes to the Movies: Intertextuality in Films of Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, and Jean-Luc Godard and Little Red Riding Hood Revisited: Contemporary Revisions of Perrault and the Brothers Grimm.