Students take courses in Comparative Literature and at least two other national literatures. Each student individually structures a program of study under the direction of an advisor. Areas of study and research include literary theory and history, translation and interpretation, gender studies, nationalism and postcolonialism, East and West literary relations, visual representation and culture, literature and philosophy. Faculty are affiliated with the departments of English, French and Italian, Asian Languages and Cultures, Spanish and Portuguese, Classics, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Film Studies, Humanities, and Communication.
Requires the Proseminar in Comparative Literature, Introduction to Literary Theory, and additional courses in Comparative Literature as well as a primary national literature and a secondary national literature comprising a minimum of 30 hours of course work; proficiency in two foreign languages, and an article length MA thesis (6 credits).
Requires the Proseminar in Comparative Literature, Introduction to Literary Theory, and additional courses in Comparative Literature, as well as a primary and a secondary national literature comprising a minimum of 36 hours of coursework, 30 hours of dissertation work; comprehensive examinations, advanced proficiency in two foreign languages and a good reading knowledge of a third. Students must successfully complete the comprehensive examinations, prepare a dissertation prospectus; and write and defend their dissertations.
In addition to the above, International Applicants must:
Applicants must visit the department website for complete program and application materials.
Students applying by January 15, 2015 will receive priority for financial support.
Financial support is available in the form of teaching assistantships (applications on website). In addition students may be nominated for university-wide competitive fellowships. Nominations for all fellowships are based on the admission application materials, no additional materials are required. Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid directly to the Office of Financial Aid or by calling 303-492-5091.
Primary deadline is January 15, 2015. Domestic students applying by this deadline will receive priority for financial support.
Secondary deadline is March 13, 2015. This deadline is primarily for domestic applicants not seeking financial support, though there may be limited opportunities in this category also.
The transcripts must be sumbitted by December 1, 2014. All other materials are due January 15, 2015.
University of Colorado Boulder
Comparative Literature Graduate Program
Boulder, CO 80309-0331