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Comparative Literature

The American University of Paris

48 months
32192 EUR/year
32192 EUR/year
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Extensive examination of the written word will demonstrate its crucial role in the historical, social, philosophical, and psychological processes that have come to shape contemporary society.The Comparative Literature program is offered at The American University of Paris . 


As you explore the ins and outs of literature, from antiquity to present, you will navigate its historical and geographical contexts, analyze examples of literary production and their linguistic and cultural diversity, and study recent movements in literary and critical theory. We believe that a solid base of knowledge, critical practice, and strong linguistic endeavor are essential to professional life and creative production, as we encourage you to acquire abilities and knowledge in three different language areas.   

Learning Environment

At the Comparative Literature program offered by The American University of Paris , you will be exposed to a flexible, interdisciplinary, student-centered curriculum through small, reading-and-writing-intensive seminars. You will also be encouraged to shape your thinking by exploring related work in other disciplines and to apply your critical thinking and analytic skills in a professional internship experience. Mentored by your Comparative Literature professors and your individual advisor, you will finish with a complete portfolio of your work, as well as a senior thesis in your final year.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The World, the Text, and the Critic 

  • Literary Criticism and Theory

  • Production, Translation, Creation, Publication

  • Contemporary World Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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128 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application form
  • Personal statements
  • Extracurricular activities and work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • English language test

Tuition Fee

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1195 - 1778 EUR /month
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