An oasis of attentive, individualized liberal arts education

In your classes in Comparative Literature, the faculty will know your name.  We want to know what makes you unique. We want you to reach your highest potential. You will be introduced to new places, worlds, and times you have never known before.

We are an intimate home and community for you to learn what you want to learn, with all the benefits of big Berkeley campus at your fingertips. Join us. Read More


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Prize-Winning Comp Lit students

Graduating doctoral student Irina Popescu and current undergraduate student Hideyasu Kurose have won the Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize.

Additionally, current doctoral student Gianna Ward-Vetrano has won the Julia Keith Shrout Short Story Prize. » Read on »

2018 Commencement

This year, 10 undergraduates and 3 graduate students participated in the Dwinelle Languages Commencement held in Zellerbach Playhouse.   This year’s participants were undergraduates Corina Ahlswede, Jacob Bjorseth, Wesley Boyko, Katherine Carrillo, Simonetta Cocco, Nicole Huddleston, Brooke Schnedar, Callie Starn, Curtis Yap, and Jiaqian Zhu; participating graduate students were Francisco Brito, Irina Popescu, and Laura Wagner.  Congratulations graduates!

Jiaqian Zhu, Chair Sophie Volpp, and Jiaqian’s parents. » Read on »