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Comparative Literature

Bryn Mawr College

48 months
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About

The Comparative Literature program at Bryn Mawr College is one of the bi-college (Bryn Mawr and Haverford) programs and draws on the diverse teaching and research interests of the faculty at the two colleges. Our allied faculty includes professors in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Classics, Chinese, Arabic, philosophy, film studies, creative writing, music, and theater.

Overview

The study of Comparative Literature situates literature in an international perspective; examines transnational cultural connections through literary history, literary criticism, critical theory, and poetics; and works toward a nuanced understanding of the socio-cultural functions of literature. The structure of the Comparative Literature program offered at Bryn Mawr Colleg allows students to engage in such diverse areas of critical inquiry as East-West cultural relations, global censorship and human rights, diaspora studies, film history and theory, and aesthetics of modernity. Therefore, interpretive methods from other disciplines also play a role in the comparative study of literature; among these are anthropology, ethnology, philosophy, history, history of art, religion, classical studies, area studies (Africana studies, Middle Eastern studies, Latin American studies, among others), gender studies, and other arts.

The study of Comparative Literature situates literature in an international perspective; examines transnational cultural connections through literary history, literary criticism, critical theory, and poetics; and works toward a nuanced understanding of the socio-cultural functions of literature. The structure of the program allows students to engage in such diverse areas of critical inquiry as East-West cultural relations, global censorship and human rights, diaspora studies, film history and theory, and aesthetics of modernity. Therefore, interpretive methods from other disciplines also play a role in the comparative study of literature; among these are anthropology, ethnology, philosophy, history, history of art, religion, classical studies, area studies (Africana studies, Middle Eastern studies, Latin American studies, among others), gender studies, and other arts.

Where Bryn Mawr Takes You

At Bryn Mawr College, students turn a passion for learning into a life of purpose. The Bryn Mawr community is unique: academically inspired, civically engaged, and always deeply committed. Mawrters know their stuff and choose their lives intentionally. They are agents of change in every arena—and forever members of a community founded on respect for the individual.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Literature
  • Primo Levi, the Holocaust and Its Aftermath
  • Theory in Practice: Critical Discourses in the Humanities
  • Italy Today: New Voices, New Writers, New Literature
  • Writing the Self in the Middle Ages

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application (fee waived when submitted online)
  • Bryn Mawr Writing Supplement
  • School report including official transcripts (Homeschool and Alternative Education requirements)
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • School Counselor recommendation
  • Mid-year report
  • If your mid-year report is not available until after Jan. 15, we will still accept your application if the rest of your file is complete. We do require your mid-year report in order to issue a final decision. 
  • Standardized test results
  • Final report
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55025 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    55025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55025 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ardmore

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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