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International and Comparative Literary Studies Program


Key research strengths are as follows: Modern literature and literary modernism in and across the countries and cultures named above (including North America and Australia), Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque literature, Transcultural and translation studies, Literary theories and genres across cultures, Literature and performance, Comparative poetics, Literature and other arts, Literature and cinema, including film adapations, Cinema and world stars, Crosscultural sociology and politics of literature, Literature, history, and memory, Literature and nationalism, Literary hoaxes, Cultural and religious identities in literature, Popular literature and popular culture, Postcoloniality, migration and diaspora, Literature, gender and feminist thought, Gay, lesbian and queer literature and cinema, Creativity and the process of writing


Dr Andrea Bandhauer, Dr Giorgia Alù, Dr Francesco Borghesi, Dr Yasuko Claremont, Associate Professor Françoise Grauby, Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Dr Mats Karlsson, Dr Vek Lewis, Dr Fernanda Peñaloza, Associate Professor Michelle Royer, Dr Rebecca Suter, Dr Anne Walsh, Professor Bronwyn Winter.

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International and Comparative Literary Studies Program

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In a globalised, diverse and highly mobile world, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary education and knowledge are essential requirements if you wish to participate actively in the life of the future global community. ICLS is a vibrant and innovative interdisciplinary program involving lecturers from eleven different departments within the School of Languages and Cultures and the Department of English in the School of Letters, Art and Media. Research in International and Comparative Literary Studies will equip you with cross-literary, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary knowledge. The ways that our societies and cultures are interlinked will genuinely surprise you!

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 1786