Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS)

The programme in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) currently offers a minor to students interested in comparative literature, screen studies, Urdu-Persio literatures, translation and creative writing. CLCS courses are multitextual—incorporating text, screen, and image—often team-taught, and ask students to think through questions of aesthetics, critique, and cultural history. Even as the core focus remains on questions of vernacularity, the program remains deeply attentive to European and colonial histories of modernity that so often inform the cultural contexts of postcolonial societies. Students pursuing the minor will find a faculty whose combined interests span screen and cinema studies, comparative literature, Urdu and Persian poetics, linguistics, translation, and creative writing.