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Cutural Studies

The Cultural Studies and Critical Theory Section offers graduate students the opportunity to study various theoretical approaches as well as "culture" from a materialist perspective within the comparative context of several traditions of language and literature. A Cultural Studies project may locate its inquiry within a single national and historical context (e.g., nineteenth-century U.S. culture), or it may consider the forms and practices generated by the encounter between two or more cultural entities. Culture, broadly defined, is approached as a set of historically specific practices that include literary, aesthetic, visual, performative, juridical, and a variety of "popular" forms and articulations.

The Cultural Studies Section consists of Cultural Studies and Critical Theory.