University of California, Riverside

Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages


Welcome to our undergraduate majors in literary and cultural studies, languages, and linguistics, and our Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature. In an increasingly global world the study of literatures and languages has never been more urgent than it is today. Our students' writing and research respond to this urgency, producing pluralistic, multilingual, theoretical, and historical forms of knowledge and critique. The literary, cultural, and linguistic fluency and insight one gains through the programs offered by the faculty in Comparative Literature remain for a lifetime. I invite you to join us.

Thomas Scanlon
Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages

Now Hiring: Visiting Professor in Japanese and Comparative Literature

(9/28/15) The Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Language is seeking candidates for a Visiting Professor Position in Japanese and Comparative Literature. This position will begin in Winter 2016. For more information, please see our Job Postings.


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