A degree in Comparative Literature
allows you to develop an understanding of the depth and breadth of literature, and to practise the skills needed for a confident and effective reading of literary and non-literary texts.
With a PhD
in Comparative Literature
at University of Texas at Austin
your optional and core modules will have included The Novel in 18th-Century Europe, Entertainment Cultures in Greece and Rome, Introducing Literary Theories, an Introduction to French Thought, German Literature from Luther to Goethe, Post-Colonial Literature & Theory, Surrealism, American Studies, Roman Drama, Modernist Fiction, Writing & Politics and Culture & Identity in Spanish America.
phd students: You will have engaged in advanced study and research themes in one or more of the following: Comparative literature; literary theory, Film studies, in particular European and American cinema; film theory; Gender studies, including interdisciplinary, historical and literary aspects and Translation studies: history and theory of translation; literary translation.