Research course

Comparative Literature Research

Institution
King's College London · Comparative Literature
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Master of Arts degree with Merit and a minimum of 65% overall in a subject in which the study of literature plays a significant part; applicants must have the linguistic skills relevant to their research project, or be willing to develop them.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

We welcome applications from students with research interests in any area of modern, medieval and classical literature in the western European languages and in the modern languages of China, India, Africa and the Middle East. Special research focuses include: the afterlife of Greco-Roman antiquity in later Western literature; the tradition of melancholy from antiquity to 1800; modern Greek poetry; pain in African literature; gender and modern Chinese literature; space in the 19th century European novel; Palestinian and Israeli world literature; linguistics, philology and comparative literature.

Current PhD topics include:

  • Metonymy in ancient Greek and German poetry
  • French critical thought and comparative literature
  • The Bengali novel and representations of Africa
  • Transnational modernisms
  • Modern Chinese literary representations of the city
  • Illness narratives in Arabic
  • Domestic space in the European novel
  • Palestinian and Arab-American speculative fiction

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
artshums-graduateadmissions@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7848 1649