Interdisciplinary Research in Literature

The entirety of human cultural expression can be likened to a complex weave of strings and influences across eras, cultures, and genres. Humanities research, and especially literary research, is therefore bound to be interdisciplinary. In literature, Interdisciplinary research compares written works from different languages and periods and extends to the contexts and influences between literature and other products of human activity and creativity, such as music, cinema, philosophy, theology, sculpture, painting, and more. Cultural criticism, aesthetic theories, and translation are just some of the analytic tools we utilize in our department to conduct interdisciplinary research and reveal these unique connections between literature and other forms of arts and discourse. The comparative approach and interdisciplinary research enable us to shed new light on historical events.