Texas Tech University

Student Organization

Texas Tech Comparatist Association

“Texas Tech Comparatist Association” was founded by comparative literature faculty and students on Friday, September 29, 2006. The purpose of this organization is to facilitate conversations across disciplines and cultivate an intellectual community of scholars with diverse interests and backgrounds at Texas Tech University. The organization welcomes all undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members to join or participate in its activities.

We may explore the following theoretical issues: what does comparative literature mean in this age of globalization? What is the postcolonial imaginary? How is race related to capital and globalization today? How do we critique the discourse of Empire in terms of the current war on terrorism? How do we make sense of new media technology and come to terms with “post-humanity”?

We may also address questions of local interest: border studies, the American War in Vietnam, and ethnic studies. Specifically, we may watch films on the Mexico-U.S. border and discuss their political and cultural implications, read the recently recovered diary of the North Vietnamese woman doctor, Last Night I Dreamed of Peace, and explore different perspectives on the war in Vietnam, and create a forum to discuss race and ethnicity in the context of the local and the global.

Activities:

  • Organize mini-speaker series bringing in local scholars and community leaders.
  • Sponsor workshops on recent theory in comparative literary and cultural studies.
  • Screen documentary and feature films that have important implications for our culture and society.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email.

Comparative Literature Program

  • Address

    Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
  • Email

    comp.lit@ttu.edu