Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature is the study of literature across national and cultural boundaries, chronological periods and disciplines.

Comparative Literature will interest you if you enjoy reading works from other countries and cultures, and if you want to think more deeply about what you read. Studying literature from a comparative perspective is particularly appropriate at a multicultural university like the University of Auckland.

Comparative Literature and your career

The skills and insights you will develop can be an advantage for any occupation involving the ability to work across cultures. Comparative Literature can be useful for careers in publishing, journalism, creative writing, editing, arts administration, librarianship, translation, foreign affairs, international business, teaching abroad, secondary school teaching and teaching English as a second language.

Study options in Comparative Literature

You can take courses in Comparative Literature as electives in undergraduate degrees. At postgraduate level Comparative Literature is available for the PhD.


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