Department of Humanities and Comparative World Literature

Literature, Arts, and Culture Beyond Borders

Our department is home to programs that give students the opportunity to study world literatures and cultures by crossing borders. In our B.A. and minor programs (Humanities, Comparative & World Literature, American Studies, and Video Game Studies) students explore forms of cultural expression across boundaries between nations, regions, languages, time periods, cultural forms, genres and even the academic border between arts and sciences.  



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“What I really like is the autonomy you have to build your area of focus. It’s really great to be able to find what you’re very passionate about reading and writing about and to put them together on your own.”

— Jessica Mejia, 1st Year Graduate Student