University of Iowa

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Comparative Literature


The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.;M.F.A.;, Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Program in Comparative Literature presents literature as the subject of international and interdisciplinary study and provides a basis for intensive work in literature, literary theory, and critical method. The program encourages study in comparative arts, particularly with emphasis on cinema, where the program's resources are especially strong. Students and faculty have easy access to the resources in the Institute for Cinema and Culture (see Communication Studies). In addition to its own faculty, the program calls upon faculty members in other areas, including women's studies, classics, Asian languagesand literature, communication studies, English, film, French and Italian, German, history, Spanish and Portuguese, Russian, and theatre arts.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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