The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society promotes a global perspective in the study of literature, culture, and their social context. ICLS offers programs of study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Discussion of Psychoanalysis and Recognition with Axel Honneth and Joel Whitebook

In an informal discussion, professors Honneth and Whitebook will return to their earlier “debate” on psychoanalysis and recognition (Psyche, 2001), revisit the questions they addressed there and attempt to clarify how their thinking has developed in the interim. Learn more »

Listen to past events on iTunes U

ICLS has two channels on iTunes U for free downloads, Rethinking the Human Sciences and ICLS Events. Visit our past events for direct links. Learn more »

The Humanities and the Sciences

ICLS Director Stathis Gourgouris discusses the sciences and the humanities, and the new Medicine, Literature, and Society major, in this Spectator article: Learn more »

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