Comparative Literature

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.

Comparative Literature is a discipline that sees textual activity as involved in a complex web of cultural relations.

Interdisciplinarity in a Global Context

Comparative litarature 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.