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College of Arts and Sciences


Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina has been ranked among the top ten public programs in the country and boasts nationally and internationally known scholars.

The interdisciplinary Comparative Literature program at the University of South Carolina offers students the opportunity to fashion their own unique intellectual journeys, while fostering the program's core values of linguistic competence, theoretical fluency and broad literary culture. The program has a rich history of producing quality graduates who go on to find successful positions teaching at a wide variety of institutions.

The Comparative Literature program has been ranked among the top ten public programs in the country by the National Research Council.  Our faculty are nationally and internationally known scholars in fields ranging from Latin lyric poetry to film studies. The program also has as its advantages a major research library and a newly updated and expanded curriculum.

The Comparative Literature program invites students to examine literature from a multitude of perspectives. The MA and Ph.D. programs are built around a core curriculum grounded in the history of literary criticism and theory. Students are then encouraged to move out from this core by developing their own degree plans and research agendas, which combine in exciting and innovative ways the study of language, literature, art and culture.

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