The Graduate Program in Comparative Literature is an internationally recognized site for advanced study in comparative literature. Students are trained to pursue interdisciplinary and multilingual work grounded in the reading of texts in the original languages. Faculty work in areas including gender and feminist studies, postcolonial theory, poetics, media and cultural studies, critical theory, science and science fiction studies, and comparative ancient civilizations. Among the literatures students may work in are Arabic, Chinese, Classical Greek, English, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Latin, Malaysian, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
To enhance their interdisciplinary work and training, our graduate students work with faculty in other departments and programs at UCR, including: