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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Comparative Literature

As one of the top ten programs in the country, we're proud to have a faculty of nationally and internationally known scholars. That faculty is known for producing graduates who go on to pursue successful careers in academia and beyond. 

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. 



Since 1999, our department has hosted an annual Comparative Literature Conference that's affiliated with INTERTEXTS, a journal published by Texas Tech University Press. We invite you to submit a paper or plan to attend (PDF)


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