various comic books: Batman, Silver Surfer, Spiderman


The Department of English and Comparative Literature encourages students to explore literature from historical, cultural, and aesthetic standpoints. We ask students to consider how the reception of literary texts has changed over time, asking, even, how our conception of "literariness" shifts from period to period, from place to place.

Below are descriptions for the courses offered this semester, straight from the professors themselves. Each summary serves as an overview of a given course, and often includes objectives and required texts.

Current course descriptions (Fall 2021)

Past course descriptions