Research course

Comparative Literature

Institution
University of Kent · School of European Culture and Languages
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A 1 or 2.1 in a relevant subject (or equivalent) and the appropriate language skills.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Comparative Literature at Kent offers an excellent environment for the postgraduate study of literature beyond national and linguistic borders.

The research interests of our staff are specifically comparativist in nature, and include the European avant-garde, modernism and postmodernism, postcolonial literature, literary theory, and the relationship between literature and the visual arts. In addition to the research expertise of our staff, all postgraduates in Comparative Literature benefit from the activities organised by the Centre for Modern European Literature. These include lectures by prestigious guest speakers, research seminars, conferences and a reading group.

Comparative Literature is part of the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL), which embraces eight other disciplines: Classical & Archaeological Studies, English Language and Linguistics, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Philosophy and Religious Studies. This means that students enrolled on a postgraduate programme in Comparative Literature can draw on the excellent resources of a diverse team of teachers with expertise in many key areas of European culture.

Areas of particular research strength in Comparative Literature at Kent include the European avant-garde, modernism and postmodernism, postcolonial literature, literary theory, literature and medicine, literature and the visual arts, literature and sexuality, and literature and philosophy. The list below indicates the range of current research interests of members of staff within Comparative Literature and the other disciplines with whom we work closely. Many of these staff are members of the Centre for Modern European Literature. They can supervise postgraduate students for the MA or PhD degrees in any of their respective areas of expertise. If you are considering applying to undertake a research degree, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your plans at an early stage of your application.

  • The European avant-garde
  • Modernism and postmodernism
  • Postcolonial literature
  • Literary theory
  • Literature and medicine
  • Literature and philosophy
  • Literature and sexuality
  • Literature and the visual arts

Information for international students

Please see http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html for English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please refer to the University's Postgraduate Scholarships and Loans web pages at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
60-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
information@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827 272
Fax
+44 (0)1227 827 077