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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Comparative Literary Studies Program



The Comparative Literary Studies (CLS) Program, formed in 1991, is an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary program for the study of literature across national and linguistic lines. As its name indicates, its area of study encompasses literature, but unlike other literary disciplines the objects it investigates are not situated in any one national tradition or any one natural language. Rather, its boundary is defined by the plurality and diversity of differing cultural and linguistic traditions. The program collaborates closely with other literature programs and with disciplines such as philosophy, political theory and media studies (such as music, film, theater, art history). This collaboration is in the first instance intra-university, but can, in certain cases, involve exchanges with other local universities, whose special competence is of particular relevance to CLS.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Records of Program in Comparative Literary Studies

Identifier: 11/3/42/2

This collection documents the history of the Program in Comparative Literary Studies and earlier iterations of that Program as well as related committees and correspondence.

Dates: 1976-1998