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.


 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


Forms and Program information:

Cultural Analysis and Theory Graduate Students Handbook (pdf)

CLT Independent Study Form (pdf)

CST 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



For detailed information click here

CAT Colloquium Series

Graduate Student Colloquium

 26 March 2014 

Co-Sponsored Events

Marvels & Monsters: A Symposium on Asian Images in Comics and Graphic Narratives

23 April 2014

 Q/F/T Inaugural Lecture, Heather Love " Queer Method and the Postwar History of Sexuality Studies"

23 April 2014 


For detailed information click here


Brooke Belisle, a 2013 New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies will join the department next year. "Click here for more information"

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 new book "Game After" will be published in February 2014 with MIT Press.

Victoria Hesford's new book "Feeling Women's Liberation" was published with Duke University Press in June.


Kudos Newsletter 

February 2014

The Humanities Institute

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