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In your classes in Comparative Literature, the faculty will know your name.  We want to know what makes you unique. We want you to reach your highest potential. You will be introduced to new places, worlds, and times you have never known before.

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Comp Lit receives Excellence in Advising Awards

Comp Lit was well represented at the recent disco-themed Excellence in Advising Awards held in the Banatao Auditorium on December 12th – instructors Judith Butler (who was not available to attend) and Karina Palau received the Faculty Advising Awards, while former Comp Lit undergrad adviser Kathy Barrett » Read on »

Sasha Waltz at Zellerbach

Students, friends, and faculty attend the dance performance by Sasha Waltz at Zellerbach Auditorium on Saturday October 20th, 2018.  One student said the performance was “incredible.”

From L-R are Albert Castro, Maxwell Klaiman, Hideyasu Kurose, Deniz Göktürk (chair of German), Roger Dillahunty, Kaiyu Xu, Annabel Jankovic, and Sophie Volpp (chair of Comparative Literature).