A multifaceted approach to literature

The Comparative Literary Studies minor at Franklin & Marshall differs from comparative literature programs at other colleges by employing multiple points of view reflecting our major fields of study.

With topical courses such as Medicine and Law in Arts and Literature and Doctors and Patients in Arts and Literature, we cut across historical and national boundaries to get to the core ideas shared by humanity.

Participants in this new program benefit from the diverse range of faculty available on our liberal arts campus.

We make it a point to break down the artificial boundaries that sometimes separate fields of knowledge, to promote deeper levels of understanding when applied to literature from ancient times to the present day, across linguistic and national boundaries.

Our interdisciplinary approach enables us to teach courses with multiple faculty members from different academic departments. The variety of the instructors’ methodologies and points of view enriches the interpretation of the foundational works we explore.

The study of genres, periods, and themes across diverse cultures promotes “liberal education” in its truest sense, by enabling students to see beyond the parochial constraints of any single literary tradition.

 

October 24
event 10/24/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Quand on a 17 ans (Being 17) (2016, 116 min) Film has English subtitles. Being 17 explores...

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November 01
event 11/1/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

La Belle saison (Summertime) (2015, 105 min) Film has English subtitles. Delphine stuns her...

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November 02
event 11/2/2017

Ware College House Great Room

Gabriella Romani, "The Moncalvos: Translating a Novel of fin-de-siècle Italian Jewish Life"...

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November 09
event 11/9/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Fatima (2016, 79 min) Film has English subtitles. Fatima perfectly balances sharp observation...

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November 14
event 11/14/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

La Noire de… (Black Girl) (1966, 59 min. and Borom Sarret: 1963, 30 min) Film has English...

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Story 3/29/2016

Author to Share his Thoughts on 'Writing, Humor and...

Algerian-born Amara Lakhous, author of five novels including "A Dispute over an Very Italian Piglet," will visit Franklin & Marshall College April 1 for a public reading of his works and a lecture on...

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