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Thanks for your interest in the University of Oregon Department of Comparative Literature.

Since its inception fifty years ago (ours is the oldest Comparative Literature department on the West Coast), the graduate program has offered a flexible, individualized course of study without sacrificing a classic commitment to language and literary history.

We also offer a humane, supportive setting for graduate education. Our students are guaranteed funding to support their graduate training, and all receive state-of-the-art teacher training. Furthermore, thanks to a curriculum that emphasizes collaboration and mentorship, our graduate students receive unparalleled opportunities to design and teach their own undergraduate literature classes and tutorials.

We have one of the most intellectually diverse faculties in the country, with strengths ranging from antiquity and the early modern, to contemporary globalization studies and minority literatures.

For more information, please review our Doctoral Studies information and Graduate Application pages.

We welcome you to give us a call (541-346-0934) or to contact us to schedule a campus visit.