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Comparative Literature

Students gain advanced knowledge of several literatures in their original languages in a theoretically and historically informed context, and from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in comparative literature, and related disciplines world literature, critical theory and the humanities.


Program Address

Comparative Literature
207 Sproul Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2115
(530) 752-8630

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Jan 15, 2021
Space Available: 
Mar 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan I
M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department Chair
  • Comparative Literature
  • 07/01/2019

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • English
  • 09/01/2020 to 08/31/2023
(530) 754-2648 |

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

(530) 754-9473 |

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies