Embracing works in ten languages and covering five continents, the study of Comparative Literature at King's commands a unique global and historical reach across the world’s literatures, including Middle Eastern, Asian, African, Caribbean and European literature. Similarly, our Department is characterised by the international and cosmopolitan mix of our students and staff, as well as the international links we have fostered.
To continue this distinctive aspect of 'Comp Lit', the Department has partnered with several European and American universities, as well as launching several engaging outreach programmes to widen participation in this exciting, individual academic discipline.
Examples of the Department of Comparative Literature's numerous outreach reports
The Department partners with a number of global institutions, both in Europe and the US
Our Department runs a 'Comp Lit' session every year for students participating in the K+ programme
Department of Comparative Literature alumni relations and other information
2 April 2019
A team led by Dr Sanja Perovic from the Department of French has been awarded a circa £1M AHRC…
19 February 2019
A Workshop co-organised by the Departments of Classics and Comparative Literature, King’s College…
3 April 2018
Comparative Literature department member Rosa Mucignat wins PEGS prize 2017
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Undergraduate opportunities with the King's Department of Comparative Literature
Postgraduate opportunities with the King's Department of Comparative Literature
Key research information, including current and past Department research projects and their impact
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