As a Comparative Literature major, you focus on reading English translations of literatures originally written in other languages. You study these works in a comparative way, both cross-temporally and cross-regionally, giving you a broader cultural knowledge and important analytical skills. Finally, because you are reading works in translation, you also consider the art of translation and what it means to read a work of literature in a language other than its original one.

About the major

All majors complete courses on the art and theory of translating literature and a seminar titled “Discourses in Comparative Literature,” which provides the theoretical foundation for the major . You also complete a senior seminar or independent study with a faculty member.

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Julianne Zala '17

A Comparative Literature and English major, Julianne is enrolled in the M.A. Comparative Literature program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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Sturges Hall 205
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3570
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Department Contact

Chair: Anne Sokolsky
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Office Manager: Sharon Schrader
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