Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature

Comparative literature is the study of cultural expression across linguistic boundaries. At Brown, the Department of Comparative Literature is distinct in its conviction that literary research and instruction must be international in character, and its undergraduate and graduate programs are considered among the finest in the country. Undergraduate students study a generous range of literary works – from Western cultures, both ancient and modern, to Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic – to develop a critical understanding of how cultures differ from one another.

In the spirit of Brown's Open Curriculum, a concentration in Comparative Literature affords great academic freedom.
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The graduate program in Comparative Literature at Brown offers a vigorous and comprehensive exploration of literature and culture.
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