Graduate Student Resources

This collection comprises links for graduate students in Cultural Analysis and Theory. Academic links include links to the Comprehensive Examination Reading List, the Dissertation Defense, the Handbook of Graduate Studies in Cultural Analysis and Theory, as well as links to the web sites of professional associations and societies.


Graduate Student handbook

Comparative Literature Ph.D. Literary Theory and Criticism Reading List

Cover sheet for Ph.D. CLT reading list

Sample Comparative Literature exam list:

Cultural Studies Ph.D. Cultural Theory Reading List

Cover sheet for  Ph.D. CST reading list

Sample Cultural Studies exam lists:

Dissertation Defense Information

The Doctoral Defense Announcement form is available on the Graduate School Web site.

Forms and Program information:

CLT Independent Study Form (pdf)

CST Independent Study Form (pdf)

WST Independent Study form (pdf) 

Graduate School at Stony Brook University

"New Student Road Map"

Professional Organizations:

American Comparative Literature Association

Cultural Studies Association

International Association for Philosophy and Literature

International Comparative Literature Association

Modern Language Association

Society for Cinema & Media Studies

Research Links:

Under research links you will find links to other university libraries and to e-text archives.

Call for Papers Archive

Columbia University Libraries

E-text Archive

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Harvard Film Archive

Project Gutenberg E-text

Yale University Library



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CAT Colloquium Series

Graduate Colloquium will take place on November 5, 2014 in the Humanities Institute - 1:00-2:20 p.m.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood presenting "Striptease and the End of Communism"

Alexandra Novitskaya presenting "John Stuart Mill's Subjection of Women and the 'Woman Question' in Russia"

Fall 2014 CAT Graduate Conference

Topic: Endings
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan 


Co-Sponsored Events

September 18 - 20, 2014 -"Global Women’s Cinema Conference"   

September 23, 2014 - Poet, essayist and critic Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

October 22, 2014 -Provost’s Lecture Series - Ruth Bottigheimer "Fairy Tales and City Life: Literature and Society,Generic Shifts and Worldview Changes"           

The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature,  invites you to the conference: LATINO PEDAGOGIES: THEORIZING A TRANSNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

When: October 17th 9:45 to 5:30 P.M. Where: Poetry Center HUM2001




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New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

The Department is pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.  "Click here for more information"


Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.  

Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.


Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Kudos Newsletter 

July 2014

The Humanities Institute

Cultural Analysis and Theory • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5355 • Phone: 631.632.7460 • Fax: 631.632.5707
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