Welcome to the Department of Comparative Literature. In this era of global exchange, we offer a far-reaching scholarly enterprise that strengthens cultural connections among people and societies, and bridges disciplines. Members of this department approach literature and culture across a wide range of time periods, media, and languages. Recent projects have taken graduate students and faculty to Algeria, Argentina, Chile, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Palestine, Russia, Spain, and Turkey. Our current undergraduates have conducted research in France, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, Tanzania, and the United Kingdom, among other locales. Here on the Princeton campus, we sponsor lecture series, conferences, publications, internships, and research opportunities at every level. Many of these programs are supported by our generous alumni and other friends of the department. They join our strong local community of professors, students, and staff as we pursue a global vision of literary and cultural study.