Admissions to the Comparative Literature Doctoral Minor have been suspended as of summer 2018 and discontinued as of fall 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the department.

The department offers a doctoral minor to graduate students of other departments and programs interested in pursuing the workings of comparative methodology in a global context and in broadening the critical and conceptual framework for their study of literatures, cultures, and texts.

The minor requires a minimum of 12 credits of coursework in comparative literature courses, which must include COMP LIT 702 Problems in Comparative Studies and at least one seminar (at the 800 or 900 level). Three credits may be taken at the 400 level, with the consent of the CLFS director of graduate studies. Please note that 300-level Comparative Literature courses do not count towards a Comparative Literature graduate minor.

At the beginning of studies in the department, all doctoral minor-seeking students should contact the director of graduate studies to discuss plans for the minor.

Faculty: Professor Livorni (chair, also French and Italian); Associate Professor Livanos; Assistant Professor Fielder; Lecturer Botero. Affiliate Faculty: Professors Adler (German, Nordic, and Slavic), Casid (Art History),  Dharwadker (English), Garlough (Gender and Women's Studies), Gilmore (Landscape Architecture), Goodkin (French and Italian), Guyer (English), Kern (Asian Languages and Cultures), Longinovic (German, Nordic, and Slavic), Rosenblum (Jewish Studies), Valentine (Linguistics) Wells (English); Associate Professors Kapust (Political Science), Neyrat (English);  Assistant Professor Grunewald (English), International Affiliate Faculty: Ramalho de Sousa Santos (University of Coimbra, Portugal). See also Faculty on the department website.