Comparative Literature

Stony Brook’s graduate program in comparative literature emphasizes developments in contemporary interpretive theory that have transformed disciplinary identities. It understands its “comparative” mission not only to encourage a global perspective on literature beyond narrow linguistic and cultural boundaries, but also to seek alternatives to established approaches to literary study. The program’s faculty and students work closely with members of other programs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences in a collaborative effort to examine the role of literary expression as related to other forms of human activity. Students supplement their core study in comparative literature by designing individual programs with strong links to related fields. While providing students with the techniques required for advanced literary analysis, the program seeks to provide full appreciation of how those techniques interact with different modes of scholarly inquiry.
As an institution, Stony Brook is committed to increasing the opportunities for interdisciplinary activity crucial to the programs in comparative literature. The University’s Humanities Institute is the most visible expression of a broad university commitment to bringing diverse scholars together for a common intellectual enterprise.
Applicants holding the M.A. degree in comparative literature from the graduate program in comparative literary and cultural studies from Stony Brook may, upon the advice of the graduate studies committee, be directly admitted to the Ph.D. program. Other applicants will be admitted to the program after review of their qualifications.

The M.A. and Ph.D. programs distinct, with different requirements, and applicants must specify to which program they are applying, but students in one program may include the other as one of their primary fields of study.

Full Information on Graduate admissions and M.A. and Ph.D. degree structure can be found in the Department Handbook (available as a PDF).

 Ph.D. Track in Comparative Literature

 M.A. Track in Comparative Literature

For more information please contact Associate Professor Lisa Diedrich, Graduate Program Director, at lisa.diedrich@stonybrook.edu, or 631-632-1765 

 "For general information on Stony Brook University's graduate programs, go to the Graduate Bulletin" Graduate Bulletin

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Summer 2015

The Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) is the world's oldest organization dedicated to the study, analysis, and teaching of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. On June 25-27, 2015, the annual conference will be held on Stony Brook campus, with scholars and writers from around the world in attendance (US, Canada, England, France, Germany, Poland, Israel, Russia, Brazil, Japan, China).

The topic of this year's conference is: The SF We Don't (Usually) See: Suppressed Histories, Liminal Voices, Emerging Media. The full conference website is at: http://sfra.org/sfra2015

CAT Colloquium Series

April 29, 2015
Professor Raiford Guins, "Atari Modern: A Design History of Atari's Coin-Op Cabinets, 1972-1979"
AC Deger, "Jumping Puzzles: Bringing 'Platforming' to Platform Studies"

April 1, 2015

Professor Gregory Ruf will be presenting "The Legend of White Horse: A haunting tale of community origins" and Laura Abbasi-Lemon will be presenting "On MILFs: The Rise of the Pornified New Momism."

Humanities Institute
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Provost's Graduate Student 

Lecture Series

Speaker: Beth Tsai
Lecture: Tsai Ming-liang at the Museum: Cinephilia, the French Connection, and Cinema in the Gallery 

Humanities Institute room 1008, Wednesday, February 25,2015, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

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Spring 2015

The Future(s) of Post-Socialism
Stony Brook University
April 17-18, 2015

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2015 
THE TINKER FOUNDATION’S FIELD RESEARCH GRANTS for Latin America and the Caribbean

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2015 Philosophy and the Arts Conference

 Outsides Schedule 2015.pdf

March 27th and 28th, 2015 in Manhattan

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Susan Bordo, Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University Kentucky

March 25, 2015  - 11:00 -1:00 p.m. 

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Italy across the Mediterranean:
Politics, Space, and Visual Culture from the Middle Ages to Early Modernity


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Department

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"

  Faculty

Kadji Amin published "'Blesser' le spectateur blanc américain: Les Nègres aux États-Unis, 1961-64 et 2003" in Études françaises.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.

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 2014-15 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.


Students

Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Kudos Newsletter 

        June 2015


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