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Comparative Literature

The assistant professor for Comparative Literature and his team heads the master’s program for Comparative Literature at the University of Cologne, involving nine different fields of study within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Furthermore he represents Comparative Literature in the Faculty’s  wide array of disciplines.

 

Master's Program in Comparative Literature

Since the winter semester 2018/19 Comparative Literature can be studied as a master’s program at the University of Cologne. The program is provided by the assistant professor of Comparative Literature in cooperation with nine different fields of study within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. This interconnection of different philologies and their neighbouring subjects is based on an understanding of Comparative Literature as a network-like structure of knowledge. In place of dichotomous, hierarchically organized comparative patterns, Comparative Literature uses a rhizomatic interweaving of literatures, media and their cultures. The academic primacy of scientific-rational thinking is complemented by its openness to those who think differently. Hence, the program also reaches out to cultural actors beyond the university.

 

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