The Program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program, dedicated to the study of literature and culture from a global perspective and across languages, genres, disciplines, nations, and cultures. The program offers advanced academic training in foreign languages, literary translation, comparative literature, and cultural studies.
The program is supported primarily by the Departments of Communication, English, and Foreign Languages. The program also has affiliated faculty members in several programs and departments across the humanities and social sciences, including Anthropology, Area Studies (European, Latin American, Middle East), Art, Classics, Drama, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Music, Philosophy, and Sociology.
Areas of Concentration
Master of Arts: Arabic, classics, cultural studies, English, French, German, and Spanish.
Doctor of Philosophy: Comparative literature, interdisciplinary Hispanic studies, modern language, cultural studies, literary translation.
Prerequisites to Degree Program
The normal preparation for graduate study in comparative literature and cultural studies is an undergraduate or masters degree in English or foreign languages and literatures. Applicants should have advanced proficiency in at least one foreign language. The program may also accept students with undergraduate or master’s degree in the humanities, communication, the social sciences, and other relevant fields under the condition that any deficiencies in literature or foreign languages be completed in addition to the normal requirements for the degree.
Prof. M. Keith Booker, Director of Program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
Department of English, 333 Kimpel Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701