The study of comparative literature at King's embraces ten languages and five continents, and spans over 2,500 years. By contrast with many other programmes, comparative literature at King's means more than comparative modern literature: alongside strengths in 20th-century literature, we offer strong concentrations of interest in the 18th century, the Middle Ages, and classical antiquity, drawing in each case on expertise from departments with the highest research rating. We are particularly interested to attract graduate students working in the three following areas: classical tradition; post-colonial literature and literature of empire; and modern literature in relation to the visual arts.
INDUCTION & TRAINING
The programme convenes a regular research seminar, with a mixture of external and internal speakers. Several comparative literature series are held in the University of London's School of Advanced Study, which also provides training for our graduate students.
Contact the department for details.
AHRC; Graduate School and School of Humanities studentships and bursaries; self-funding.
Department of Comparative Literature
Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions,
020 7848 2765/2232
Comparative Literature Programme
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS