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 Literatureexplores literary and other creative works, across cultures and media, in the original languages or in translation. With this new Minor, you can combine 18 credit hours in designated courses* of your choice.

EXAMPLES of COURSE CONTENT:Comparative Literature

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

    • EXPLORE ideas and subjectivities through writers and thinkers, such asthe French J.M.G. Le Clézio, the Haïtian-Quebecois Marie-Célie Agnant, and the Vietnamese-born Canadian Kim Thúy.

    • 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 (Jean-Luc Godard).

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: A. Balint, D. Courchene, S. Keshavjee, J. Kozak, C. LaBrecque, A. McGillivray, M. Racette-Campbell, J. Riley, L. Rodriguez, L. Szekely