COMPARATIVE LITERATURE at Rutgers is a thriving interdisciplinary program offering a multi-tracked undergraduate 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.
Recent PhD's are employed as full-time faculty at many domestic and international institutions, including Emory University, Institut des Hautes Études des Communications Sociales (Brussels), KU Leuven, LaGuardia Community College, Princeton University, Taipei Medical University, and the University of Utrecht.