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French in Comparative Literature

The French Program is fully engaged in a new model of graduate studies, called 'French in Comparative Literature', leading to the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with a specialization in French literary studies. 'French in Comparative Literature' offers a cutting-edge approach to French literary studies, giving students the means to acquire a strong disciplinary core within a flexible interdisciplinary program of study. Students benefit from rigorous professional training in French and Francophone studies, which prepares them for the national job market. They also tap into the extraordinary variety of graduate humanities seminars offered at UCSB, ensuring that their disciplinary expertise is embedded in a far-reaching interdisciplinary dialogue that may include film and media studies, applied linguistics, art history, translation studies, and many other fields. For further information on the French in Comparative Literature track, please click here.

Current students and recent graduates

Placement data:

Graduates of our program since 2005 have gone on to full-time positions at the following institutions: Azusa Pacific University; Centre College; Haverford College; Harvard University; Missouri Southern State University; Rice University; Southwestern University; SUNY Brockport; University of Hawai'i; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Miami; University of Mississippi, Oxford; West Point. For more alumni placement data, click here.