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CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor Avital Ronell
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Professor Richard Sieburth
Master of Arts Program in Comparative Literature
Comparative literature at New York University is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to study literature as an intercultural discipline embedded in wider sociocultural environments and in broader philosophical issues. The department offers students an opportunity to study literature extranationally, cross-culturally, and historically through movements, periods, genres, and interrelations, as well as through criticism and theory. Applications are only considered for fall admission, and demonstrated proficiency in two foreign languages is highly recommended. Terminal M.A. applications are accepted only in rare cases; no financial aid is given to such candidates.
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Comparative Literature
Students entering the doctoral program with an M.A. degree in comparative literature from another institution must divide their points between a national literature or literatures, comparative literature, and if they choose (after consultation), appropriate courses from nonliterature departments. Students entering with an M.A. degree in a national literature must show 40 points in comparative literature upon the completion of course requirements for the Ph.D. degree.
Advanced Certificate Program in Culture and Media
The Departments of Anthropology and Cinema Studies offer a joint course of study leading to the Advanced Certificate in Culture and Media which may be taken as a dual degree program with the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Core faculty are Professor Faye Ginsburg, director of the Program in Culture and Media; Associate Professor Tejaswini Ganti and Assistant Professor Noelle Stout of the Department of Anthropology; and Assistant Professor Toby Lee of the Department of Cinema Studies. For more information on the Culture and Media program, please consult that section of this bulletin.