Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature is a large and diverse department, offering courses in world literatures and languages, literary theory and interdisciplinary studies. Literature classes include a full range of comparative courses in European literature and culture from Antiquity to the present and in the literatures and cultures of Africa and Asia. Their interdisciplinary courses focus on literature and film, literature and the visual arts, literature and music, and literature and nature.

Institute for Women's Studies

Traditional academic disciplines have devoted little systematic attention to issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality. In the past 30 years, feminist scholars have contributed to the reinterpretation of existing data and to the presentation of new knowledge about the diversity of women's experiences. Through coursework and outreach, the Institute for Women's Studies offers students an opportunity to explore women's lives in global and multicultural contexts.


The English Department at the University of Georgia is a diverse scholarly community of over 40 faculty, 80 graduate teaching assistants, 120 graduate students, and more than 500 undergraduate majors and minors held together by a common commitment to preserving, transmitting, and extending the rich cultural legacy of the English language.