Minor in Comparative Literature

Modern Languages and Literatures

Are you interested in literary works from various world regions? Would you like to compare creative expression in literature, theatre, film, and music? The new Minor in Comparative Literature explores literary works in two or more languages (read in translation or in the original), or different modes of artistic creation. With this new Minor, you can combine 18 credit hours in designated courses* of your choice.


  • DISCOVER world classic literature through film, drama, painting & other arts.

  • EXPLORE contemporary francophone literature from writers such as Haitian-Québécois Dany Laferrière and Sino-Canadian Ying Chen.

  • ENGAGE in 20th-century Modernism in cinema, from German Expressionism (F. W. Murnau) to Italian Neo-Realism (Vittorio De Sica) and the French Nouvelle Vague (Agnès Varda).

Click here for a list of current designated courses for Comparative Literature. 

*The CL Minor is an Interdepartmental Arts Program requiring 9 credits from one department, and 9 credits from at least two other departments. Permission of Instructor may be sought for courses with prerequisites.

For more information on the Minor requirements, please consult the Academic Calendar

Contacts: R. Berg (; M. Tallin (

Advisors: T. Babcock, R. Byrnes, H. Curle, L. Rodriguez, S. Viselli