Dawn in Berlin
Berlin Dawn
Isfahan Mosque
Isfahan Mosque
Lima Peru
Lima Peru
Tokyo Night Sky
Tokyo Night Sky
Temple of Wadi El Sebua
Temple of Wadi El Sebua
Big Ben
Big Ben
Venice
Venice
Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Espana
Western Wall
Western Wall
Skyscrapers of Shinjuku
Skyscrapers of Shinjuku
Apr
18
McMillan Cafe @ 1:00 pm
Apr
24
Professor James Phelan, Distinguished University Professor and Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at Ohio State University
Duncker Hall @ 5:00 pm

About Comparative Literature

About Comparative Literature

Since its founding as a discipline in the nineteenth century, Comparative Literature has provided a geographically and chronologically broader perspective on the literary and cultural achievements of humankind than is possible from within the national or area literature departments alone. 

Program Spotlight

January 3, 2013

Rachel Hartman

I was one of those students with too many interests. It got to the point, as it inevitably does, where I needed to focus and figure out what I was doing. I had taken a lot of Spanish, Greek, and English lit already, so it seemed reasonable to find a way to combine those as much as possible. Literature was the common love behind all these subjects, and Comparative Literature ended up being a natural fit.