Comparative and World Literature
Comparative and World Literature explores an increasingly inclusive and diverse “planetary” array of “world literatures” in the most linguistically and culturally specific senses of the term.
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Comparative Media Studies
Responding to the recent trend of media studies and the digital humanities, comparative media studies has emerged as one of the core fields of Comparative Literature.
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Critical Studies of Race, Gender, and Sexuality
More than a set of objects, critical race, gender and sexuality studies are primarily modes of analysis that consider how racial, sexual, and gender differences affect and shape our epistemological, political, and social endeavors.
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Literary Theory and Translation Studies
The cluster of concerns that fall under literary theory remains a vital core interest of Comparative Literature as faculty research has expanded to include new critical and post-critical perspectives.
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Politics and Aesthetics
Aesthetics and political theory, especially as philosophical discourses, have been exceptionally active fields of study in Comparative Literature.
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Psychoanalysis and Trauma Studies
Comparative Literature has long been the home of the most exciting developments in psychoanalytic theory as it interprets, and can be reinterpreted through, literature, film, the broader arts, culture and society.
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Transregional and Postcolonial Studies
Some of the most prominent debates in Comparative Literature over the last decade or so turn renewed attention to two of the discipline's most traditional topics: World Literature and Translation.
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Collaborative Research and Publications
Alongside work by senior scholars in the field, this open-access special issue of the Latin American Literary Review by Anindita Banerjee features contributions by Comparative Literature graduate students Amrita Chakraborty and Hannah Cole.
Read or download the full Border Environments, Volume 49, Issue 96 here.