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Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies

2402 Sterling Hall
475 N Charter St
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Jordan Rosenblum
Phone: 608-262-3059
Fax: 608-262-9723
E-mail: jrosenblum@wisc.edu











These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.
These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.
Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed below for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.
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Hybrid
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enrollment policy
Admitting Degree(s):
Ph.D.
M.A.
Named Option(s):
Comparative Literature (M.A./Ph.D.)
Folklore Studies (M.A./Ph.D.)

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ABOUT THE COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND FOLKLORE STUDIES PROGRAM

Graduate study in the Department of Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies emphasizes active theorizing of the comparative, the literary, the folkloric, and the cultural in a global context; investigates cultures within, across, and beyond national and linguistic boundaries; enables the careful and informed study of new and evolving theories and cultural methodologies as well as of prior, present, and emerging literary and cultural practices and phenomena.

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GRADUATE GUIDE

Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.

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PROGRAM PROFILE

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.

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ADDITIONAL POLICY

Because we are committed to supporting and working closely with our graduate students, we are able to accept only a limited number (2-3 students per year) of the many excellent applications we receive each year. The CLFS' admission form also serves as an application for fellowships and Teaching Assistantships. The deadline for all completed applications (and for fellowship consideration) for the fall semester is December 15.

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