Comparative Literature Graduate Program

UWM Graduate School Bulletin
UWM Graduate School
Graduate School Bulletin
Master of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation
Comparative Literature Graduate Courses
Application Procedures

Graduate Study

The graduate program in Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is affiliated with the Master of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation or MALLT Program, an interdisciplinary M.A. program that is particularly well-suited to the needs of comparatists. Comparative Literature faculty members have a broad array of research and teaching interests, ranging from classical to contemporary eras, from Asia and Europe to the Americas, and from illuminated manuscripts to novels to film. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the MALLT program, students of Comparative Literature are also encouraged to work with faculty from other programs and departments, further increasing the scope of the research and teaching expertise from which they are able to benefit.

Comparative Literature graduate students enroll in a diverse selection of classes offered by Comparative Literature and the other foreign language and literature programs affiliated with MALLT, as well as in courses offered in related programs within the humanities and social sciences. The program offers students the rigorous preparation necessary for entrance into Ph.D. programs in Comparative Literature or a national language or literature, should they choose to continue their studies; it also allows the flexibility necessary for students to tailor their course of study to suit their academic and professional needs.

Applicants to the Comparative Literature concentration within MALLT should have either an undergraduate major in comparative literature, including advanced study of a language other than English, or equivalent literary and language preparation. Before graduating, students will be required to demonstrate reading knowledge of a second language other than English. For more information on the application process, go to the following pages:

MALLT Admissions
UWM Graduate School Application Procedure

For further information on the graduate program, please contact the Graduate Advisor:

Jian Xu
Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Phone: (414) 229-6299
Fax: (414) 229-2939
e-mail: jianxu@uwm.edu