Located in the Department of English and Creative Writing and constituted with the Department of Theatre and Performance, the Centre for Comparative Literature is directed by Professor Lucia Boldrini, with Professor Clare Finburgh-Delijani and Professor Marie-Claude Canova-Green as Deputy Directors.
Building on an established tradition of teaching and researching literary, visual, cultural and performance texts from all areas of the world and in many different languages, the Centre for Comparative Literature aims to foster innovative research in and on the theory, practice and history of comparative literature, world literature(s) and theatre, reception of the classics, multilingualism and translation, intercultural theatre, and creative writing.
As well as a PhD in Comparative Literature, the graduate programmes affiliated to the Centre include MAs in Literary Studies (with a pathway in Comparative Literature and Criticism), in Translation and in World Theatres.
The Centre for Comparative Literature will host workshops, seminars, conferences and public lectures, including an Annual Lecture, to address matters of interest to comparative literature in its broadest sense. We are delighted that Dame Professor Marina Warner, former President of the British Comparative Literature Association, has agreed to deliver our inaugural lecture in 2021.
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