Comparative Literature and Culture Program

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Culture

Comparative literature is inherently multicultural and dynamic; the comparative approach embraces world literature and culture in all periods of history. The comparative literature and culture major will teach you about crossing boundaries and encountering other ways of thinking and living. 

Why Brandeis?

At Brandeis, the comparative literature major emphasizes a way of approaching literature rather than a specific body of knowledge about literature. The program is highly interdisciplinary, which allows you to explore a wide variety of interests. Faculty are constantly shaping their curriculum to fit the interests and needs of the changing student body and encourage your input at all levels of program planning.

Introduction to Global Literature, the program's core course, introduces you to the diversity of approaches possible within the field. Uniquely, the course focuses on acquiring the research and writing skills specific to the comparative study of literature.

Academics and Research

Faculty Excellence

Internships, Clubs and Study Abroad

Careers, Graduate Study and Alumni

“I will definitely save the pieces I wrote for this class because I want to remember this class as a stepping stone in my college writing career!”

COML 100a Student