Departmental Graduate Emphases

Students interested in completing one of the Departmental Emphases will submit to the Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature an application for the Emphasis, and the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature will track the students' progress and fulfillment of the Emphasis requirements. Upon graduation, students will receive a letter from the Director, certifying completion of the Emphasis.


Emphasis in Chinese Language and Literature

I. Courses:

Students will take five graduate courses in Chinese Language and Literature. Cross-listed courses--e.g., courses cross-listed with Comparative Literature---will count towards the Emphasis.

II Qualifying Examination:

The Emphasis must be demonstrated in one of the four examination areas. One member of the student's examination committee will normally be from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

III. Dissertation:

One member of the student's dissertation committee will normally be from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.


Emphasis in Classics

I.Courses:

Students taking this emphasis must have mastery of at least one Classical language. Students will take five graduate courses in Classics. Cross-listed courses--e.g., courses cross-listed with Comparative Literature--will count towards the Emphasis.

II. Qualifying Examination:

The Emphasis must be demonstrated in one of the four examination areas. One member of the student's examination committee will normally be from the faculty of the Tri-Campus Graduate Program in Classics.

III. Dissertation:

One member of the student's dissertation committee will normally be from the faculty of the Tri-Campus Graduate Program in Classics.

 

Emphasis in East Asian Cultural Studies

I. Courses:

Students will take five graduate courses in East Asian Languages and Literatures. Cross-listed courses--e.g., courses cross-listed with Comparative Literature--will count towards the Emphasis.


II. Qualifying Examination:

The Emphasis must be demonstrated in one of the four examination areas. One member of the student's examination committee will normally be from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

III. Dissertation:

One member of the student's dissertation committee will normally be from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.


Emphasis in French (currently not available) 

I. Courses:

The student will take five graduate courses in French. Cross-listed courses--e.g., courses cross-listed with Comparative Literature--will count towards the Emphasis.

II. Qualifying Examination:

The Emphasis must be demonstrated in one of the four examination areas. One member of the student's examination committee will normally be from the Department of French and Italian.


III. Dissertation:

One member of the student's dissertation committee will normally be from the Department of French and Italian.


Emphasis in German

I. Courses:

Students will take five graduate courses in German. Cross-listed courses--e.g., courses cross-listed with Comparative Literature--will count towards the Emphasis.

II. Qualifying Examination:

The Emphasis must be demonstrated in one of the four examination areas. One member of the student's examination committee will normally be from the Department of German.


III. Dissertation:

One member of the student's dissertation committee will normally be from the Department of German.


Emphasis in Japanese Language and Literature

I. Courses:

Students will take five graduate courses in Japanese Language and Literature. Cross-listed courses--e.g., courses cross-listed with Comparative Literature--will count towards the Emphasis.

II. Qualifying Examination:

The Emphasis must be demonstrated in one of the four examination areas. One member of the student's examination committee will normally be from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

III. Dissertation:

One member of the student's dissertation committee will normally be from the Department of East Asian. Languages and Literatures.

Emphasis in Spanish

I. Courses:

Students will take five graduate courses in Spanish. Cross-listed courses--e.g., courses cross-listed with Comparative Literature--will count towards the Emphasis.

II. Qualifying Examination:

The Emphasis must be demonstrated in one of the four examination areas. One member of the student's examination committee will normally be from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

III. Dissertation:

One member of the student's dissertation committee will normally be from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Emphasis in Translation Studies

I. Courses

Students will take 5 courses that deal with issues of translation theory, the practice of translation, and the student's specific area of study: I CL 200B: Theories of Translation seminar; 3 translation-workshops (2 CL 220s: Translation Workshops + 1 CL 290: Independent Project in Translation); and 1 course specific to field and literature of choice (e.g. with readings in the major-focus language; this course may be taken in either Comparative Literature or in another department). Students electing the Emphasis will be working in languages in which the supervising faculty have competence.


II. Qualifying Examinations

The Emphasis must be demonstrated in one of the four examination areas. One member of the student's examination committee would normally be a specialist in the targeted area and may be from outside the department.


III. Dissertation

Translation will be a crucial element of the dissertation, which will follow the same guidelines as any dissertation in Comparative Literature. As part of the research and writing of the dissertation, however, students must undertake translation of previously untranslated materials or materials not previously available in a reliable translation, and the finished dissertation must be, in part, concerned with these materials. One member of the student's dissertation committee would normally be a specialist in the targeted area, or a professor associated with translation studies.