Introduction to the Department

Through the study of different literary traditions that transcend regional and temporal boundaries, comparative literature immerses you into cultures from around the world. You can focus on a particular comparative approach to study various literatures of your choice whose original language is not English, including Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, and Russian. You will study these literatures under the guidance of faculty members who have been trained in the original languages in which these works have been written. All courses are conducted in English translation.

Department Features

  • You have the opportunity to serve on the Comparative Literature student board and gain leadership skills while working with other students.
  • You have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty pursuing your independent research.
  • You can travel to various parts of the world, either with faculty members or with other students, to learn more about the literary cultures you study in the classroom.


Available Majors

Department Contact Info


Sturges Hall 205
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3590
F 740-368-3599

Department Contact

Chair: Anne Sokolsky
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature (Japanese)

Academic Assistant: Beth Fedoush