Comparative Literature

Transcending national and linguistic boundaries, the program fosters the analysis of the complex field of relations underlying literary and critical theories, the social history of cultural production, and the relationship of literature to other fields.

Program Description

In addition to theories of literature and the very possibility of comparison, our faculty teach graduate seminars and supervise projects in such areas as: East/West and North/South poetics, the practice of translation, philosophical thought, the literatures of migration and diaspora, colonial, postcolonial and decolonial thinking, environmental humanities, cultural studies, ethnic and critical race studies, film, performance and media studies, and gender, sexuality, queer and trans studies.


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Degree Types

  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Campus Locations

College Avenue Campus - New Brunswick

Admission Deadlines

Application Type US Applicants Non-US Applicants Merit-Based Aid
Ph.D. January, 15 January, 15 January, 15