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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Department of Comparative Literature

What is Comparative Literature?

Comparative Literature is a well-established, demanding and exciting subject which allows you to study literature written in languages from across the world, and to explore literature in conjunction with other cultural and artistic production (film, music, painting, philosophy). It's all about expanding your literary and cultural horizons.

About us

5 reasons to study with us

  1. the range of modules available
  2. our location in London and the thriving, culturally dynamic East End
  3. the commitment and expertise of our specialist staff
  4. the diversity of our students and staff
  5. our collaborations with external partners, from publishers to museums



Comparative Literature BA


Comparative Literature and Culture is a growing and exciting centre for research into some of the most important questions there are about human culture

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Comparative Literature MA