Welcome to Comparative Literature!
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE at Rutgers is a thriving interdisciplinary department offering a multi-tracked major and minor and an innovative, wide-ranging doctoral program.
Comp Lit students consider texts and performances across multiple languages, histories, disciplines, and media. Students who speak languages in addition to English find our program an especially congenial place in which to read, watch, think, and create. Each of our majors or minors constructs a unique course of literary, linguistic, and cultural study with the supervision and support of our distinguished faculty.
Well known for its emphases on critical thinking and incisive writing, Rutgers Comp Lit seeks to prepare its students for the diverse world we commonly inhabit. Our graduates contribute significantly to the professions, the arts, education, and the global media.
See WHY COMP LIT? and PEOPLE for more about who we are and what we do.