Professor, Comparative Literature
Comparative Arts explores the dynamic interactions among literature, visual art, music, theater, film, and digital art. A wide-ranging field of inquiry concerning all literary and artistic traditions, comparative arts is limited neither by national boundaries nor by traditional notions of class and culture—indeed, popular art is as welcome as the “unpopular,” loftier sort.
Through comparison of different forms of creative expression, the field asks the most fundamental questions about the arts, ranging from theories of specific forms of media to the Zeitgeist of an entire culture or period. Our courses help you expand your aesthetic and cultural horizons, delving deeply into particular fascinations.