Comparative literature at LSU is an interdisciplinary program that encourages students to approach literary studies from multiple perspectives. A core curriculum grounded in the history of literary criticism and theory, and training in at least three languages and national literary traditions prepares students in the PhD program to undertake comparative, interdisciplinary research. With the guidance of faculty, students develop their own degree plans and research agendas meant to combine the study of literature, literary theory, language, philosophy, art, history, and other cultural phenomena including science and social science in exciting, fruitful, and innovative ways.
Applicants for admission to the PhD program are required to submit GRE scores to The Graduate School before their applications can be considered. Applicants should submit three letters of recommendation and a writing sample.
Graduate assistantships and fellowships are available. Contact the program director for information. Most assistantships require teaching one course each semester.
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The graduate faculty for the PhD in Comparative Literature is drawn from departments across the university. Contact the director for specific information.