Harpur College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Comparative Literature
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, New York, 13902, United States
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.
Master's Degree, MA, Master's of Arts in Comparative Literature
Doctoral Degree, PhD, PhD in Comparative Literature
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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.