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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature at South Carolina is an interdisciplinary program in the department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. The Comparative Literature program invites students to examine literature from a multitude of different perspectives. The MA and Ph.D. programs are built around a core curriculum grounded in the history of literary criticism and theory. 

Why Study Comparative Literature?

Once you have a foundation in comparative literature, we encourage you to begin developing your own degree path and research agenda. This freedom allows you to explore exciting and innovative ways to study language, literature, art and culture in a way that speaks to your own passions and interests. 

2018 Conference - 1968 in Global Perspectives

Our 20th annual comparative literature conference will be held February 15th - 18th, 2018. Read the conference announcement, or just register here