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Comparative Literature

Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

Our programs possess a long-standing commitment to critical theory and a progressive understanding of the discipline.


Harpur College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Comparative Literature
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, New York, 13902, United States

What We Offer

Summary

Examining the ways in which the humanities have engaged with socio-political and ethical concerns in a contemporary world, our interdisciplinary and progressive perspective generates new and exciting scholarship. A clear emphasis on language and linguistics allows for thinking through the temporalities and nuances of addressing the fundamental questions concerning the study of the humanities.


Academic Fields

Comparative Literature.
General Literature.
Linguistics.
Literature, Other.

Degrees

Master's Degree, MA, Master's of Arts in Comparative Literature
Doctoral Degree, PhD, PhD in Comparative Literature


Formats

Part Time, Full Time, On-Campus

Keywords

Comparative Literature, linguistics, literature, humanities, foreign languages, English, interdisciplinarity

Contacts

Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions
Graduate School Admissions Office
gradadmission@binghamton.edu
gradadmission@binghamton.edu
607-777-2151

Caryn Schuster

Caryn Schuster
gradinfo@binghamton.edu
gradinfo@binghamton.edu
6077775627

Justin Pierce

Justin Pierce
Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Advisor
jipierce@binghamton.edu
gradadmission@binghamton.edu
607-777-2151

Who We're Looking For

Summary

The graduate program draws students of diverse interests such as film, theory, new media studies, drama, Africana Studies, Latin American and US-Latino studies, European literatures and women's studies. The 60 majors in the department work closely with an advisor in order to form a genuinely interdisciplinary project. Informal gatherings such as pizza parties and picnics are frequently sponsored by the department so as to help create an undergraduate comparative literature community. Writing sample:
◾MA: Typically, an upper-division undergraduate paper or an honors thesis
◾PhD (Literary Studies): Typically, one or more term papers or MA thesis
◾PhD (Philosophy, Literature and the Theory of Criticism): Typically, an upper-division undergraduate paper, an honors thesis or MA thesis

Admission is available to students who hold a BA or BS degree in any field from a recognized college or university and who meet the rest of the admission requirements.


Academic Backgrounds

Comparative Literature.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
Linguistics.

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