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Research by faculty and graduate students in Comparative Literature spans the gamut of work in this ever-changing field.

Some of the current topics of faculty and student research include translation, the modern reception of classical literatures, global culture and "world literature," posthumanist theory, animal studies, the Mediterranean as a cultural space, the poetics of the Black diaspora, and the culture of Detroit.  Please explore our faculty's research by geographical and topical clusters, and browse our faculty bookshelf and our students' recent dissertations.