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Welcome to Comparative Literature at UC Santa Barbara!

Our Comparative Literature Program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to work closely with faculty in their fields of study, explore the interactions of literary cultures across borders, and take courses in the literatures of the world and on such topics such as "Global Humanities," "World Literature and Cognitive Science," "Children’s Literature," "Fantasy and the Fantastic," and "the Jewish Graphic Novel." We also offer an innovative Minor in Translation Studies.

Our doctoral students carry research at the crossroads of disciplines and practice the methods and theories of Comparative Literature. We offer a graduate Emphasis in Translation Studies and our graduate students can also choose from six additional graduate emphases. Alumni from our graduate program have secured research positions, teaching appointments, and post-doctoral fellowships in humanities departments at Dartmouth, Harvard, Rutgers, CU Boulder, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt, Yale and at other outstanding colleges and universities.


The Accidental Ecosystem tells the story of how cities across the United States went from having little wildlife to filling, dramatically and unexpectedly, with wild creatures.

One of UCSB's Comparative Literature graduate students, Wendy Sun, has accepted a new position as Assistant Professor of German Studies at Grinnell College!



Check out Dustin Lovett's new article, World Literature In and For Pandemic Times!



Come check out the screening of Timbuktu at the Pollock Theater on Thursday, April 28, 2022 / 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT).


Please join us for a 90-minute roundtable discussion with the renowned filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako on April 29th 10:30 am - 1:00 pm.