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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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Large Cal Day Turnout and Comp Lit was there!

Great weather brought over 40,000 visitors to campus for Berkeley’s annual open house Cal Day, and Comp Lit was there as well.  Numerous visitors stopped by the Comp Lit table to talk with current undergrads about the program, while Tom McEnaney’s discussion on “Sounding American:  ‘This American Life'” had over 20 in attendance.

Comp Lit undergrad students Kaiyu Xu and Joe Temes staff the table at Cal Day. » Read on »

Andrew Kuznetsov receives FLAS

Comp Lit undergrad Andrew Kuznetsov has received a FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) award to study Yiddish this summer.   In addition to Yiddish, he studies Hebrew, Russian, and French.  Go here to read more about Andrew through the Institute of International Studies.  Congratulations, Andrew!

Katie Kadue wins 2018 Bernheimer Award

Katie Kadue (PhD 2017) has won the 2018 Charles Bernheimer Award, given by the American Comparative Literature Association.  The title of her dissertation is “Domestic Georgic from Rabelais to Milton.”  Alumni of the Berkeley Department of Comparative Literature have now won the award 7 years in a row and 10 times since 2005:  » Read on »