Welcome COLT MA Students!

The Comparative Literature Master of Arts Program is a one-year interdisciplinary program that approaches literary study from a variety of theoretical and interpretative perspectives. More than 25 members from different departments actively participate in the program, including Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Classics, English, Film and Media Studies, German Studies, French and Italian, Russian, and Spanish and Portuguese. The special focus of the M.A. is both to give graduate students the methodological, cultural, linguistic, and pedagogical training they need for advanced work in Comparative Literature and to encourage them to pursue their independent research interests. 

The aim of our Master in Comparative Literature is to provide the tools necessary for Ph.D. study or for professional careers in translation, teaching, publishing, and international studies, among others.

We seek innovative and inquisitive scholars who share our passion for languages and cultures, western and non-western literatures, and for critically thinking different types of texts and aesthetic expressions.