Concentrating in Comparative Literature
The undergraduate program in Comparative Literature at Harvard prepares students to play an active and creative role in today’s globalized world by exploring literature and culture across languages, and investigating the intersections among literatures, cultures, media, and disciplines.
- Check out the Prospective Concentrators page for more information.
- Contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Sandra Naddaff.
Welcome from the Chair
Reflecting the ongoing paradigm shift of comparative studies from an almost exclusive focus on Western European traditions to a newly global awareness, our faculty ranks have expanded in recent years to encompass a world-wide range of languages and cultures, even as we pursue new approaches to an expanded range of European literatures themselves.
Reviewing the history of migration through a different lens with Argyro Nicolaou (PhD '18).
Daniel Behar's (PhD '19) recent article in Public Books.
David Damrosch’s literary global reach.
Mahnoor Ali (BA '19) adds new colors and critiques in her exploration of literature and art.