The Department of Comparative Literature offers a PhD in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Critical Translation Studies.
We are a markedly interdisciplinary department that believes in the critical role of the humanities, both within and beyond academia. We have graduate students and faculty from all over the globe, and a deep commitment to diversity that translates into one of the most flexible programs in the country.
We support a versatile PhD that encourages doctoral students to integrate into their program of study the exploration of skills and experiences that will expand their academic and professional interests, including pedagogical training and internship opportunities.
Our faculty is multilingual and multidisciplinary, maintaining close connections to other programs and departments across the university. To learn more about our research and teaching interests, go to faculty and faculty affiliates.
To learn more about the experiences of graduate students in Comparative Literature, see interviews collected in Paths to the PhD and PhD Alum Profiles.