Comparative Literature

Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Comparative literature is the study of literature, theory, and criticism across the boundaries of language, nation, culture, artistic medium, genre, and historical period. Faculty in Oberlin’s program are drawn from the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Program Director

Jed Deppman

Professor of Comparative Literature and English
Department Affiliation

Joyce Marshall

Administrative Assistant 440-775-6499

Why Study Comparative Literature at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Associated Faculty
world languages studied

Sample Courses

  • CMPL 230 - Introduction to Literature and the Visual Arts 4 credits
  • CMPL 250 - Introduction to Literary Translation: Theory, History, Practice 4 credits
  • CMPL 350 - Translation Workshop 4 credits
  • CMPL 457 - Caribbean Cultures and Literatures 4 credits

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Comparative Literature News

Translating More Than Words

August 20, 2015
Annie Valocchi ’15 is spending her summer at Spannocchia, an organic farm and bread and breakfast near Siena, Italy, before she begins teaching English at an Italian high school this fall.