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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Comparative Literature 195  

Comparative Literature 195

Program in Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Undergraduate Director: Richard Serrano


Stephen Eric Bronner, B.A., CUNY (City College); M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Drucilla Cornell, B.A., Antioch; J.D., UCLA Law School

Marianne DeKoven, B.A., Radcliffe College; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

Elin Diamond, B.A., Brandeis; M.A., Ph.D., California (Davis)

M. Josephine Diamond, B.A., Leeds (England); M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Uri Eisenzweig, B.A., Tel Aviv; M.A., Doctorate, Paris

Jerry A. Flieger, B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

William Galperin, A.B., Chicago; A.M., Ph.D., Brown

Myra Jehlen, B.A., CUNY (City College); Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Michael McKeon, B.A., Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Alicia Ostriker, B.A., Brandeis; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin

Louis A. Sass, B.A., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Mary Speer, B.A., Duke; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Ching-I Tu, B.A., National Taiwan; Ph.D., Washington

Janet A. Walker, B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Steven F. Walker, B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Ban Wang, M.A., Beijing Foreign Studies; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Alan Williams, B.A., M.A., Washington; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)

Yael Zerubavel, B.A., Hebrew (Jerusalem); M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Associate Professors:

Abena P.A. Busia, B.A., M.A., St. Anne's College (Oxford); Ph.D., St. Anthony`s College (Oxford)

Ed Cohen, A.B., Georgetown; Ph.D., Stanford

Harriet Davidson, B.A., Texas (Austin); M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt

William C. Donahue, M.A., Middlebury; Ph.D., Harvard

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Mary Gossy, B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Jorge Marcone, B.A., Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; M.A., Ph.D., Texas

Gerald Pirog, B.A., Rutgers; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Paul Schalow, B.A., Hampshire College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Louisa Schein, B.A., Brown; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Richard Serrano, B.A., Stanford; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui, B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

James B. Swenson, Jr., B.A., Brown; M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Assistant Professors:

César A. Braga-Pinto, B.A., Universidade de São Paolo; M.A., San Francisco State; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, B.A., Puerto Rico; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Nicholas Rennie, B.A., Princeton; Ph.D., Yale

Alessandro Vettori, Dottore in Lettere, Firenze; Ph.D., Yale

Comparative literature is an exciting, interdisciplinary program that allows you to study literature as it shapes and is shaped by the world of science, economics, politics, sexuality, and other cultural and historical forces. It is a major that should be attractive to students with a wide ranging interest in literature, theory, and cultural studies, and who also wish to read literature in the original language as well as in translation.

The program draws upon faculty from a wide range of disciplines and offers a great deal of personal, individualized guidance in the construction of your major. There is also a strong group of graduate students with diverse interests and language abilities who guide undergraduates through the mentorship program.

Students who graduate with a major in comparative literature may go on to study literature in graduate school, or, because of their training in research, critical thinking, and writing, are also prepared for law school and other professional schools.

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