Comparative Literature

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Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature - Master's Programme

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian. Read more about the programme on the Norwegian website

Comparative Studies of Literature explores and provides knowledge on the Western literary tradition from the Antiquity until today. The two-year Master's programme provides a deeper insight in selected parts of world literature, at the same time as it focuses on literary theory and methods as well as aesthetics and scholarly working methods.

Comparative Studies of Literature is a comparative field of study. Literary works can never be interpreted independently, but must be understood in dialogue with other pieces of work. This comparative aspect does not only include literature; the study of literary texts in connection with other art forms such as visual art, film and music is also explored.

The research staff participates in several interdisciplinary research projects - both national and international - such as the 18th century, aesthetic technologies, globalization and heteronormativity.

About the Programme

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian

You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to apply to any of NTNU’s degree programmes taught in Norwegian.

You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is March 1st for students with an international degree, and April 15th for Norwegian and Nordic degree students. Students apply through NTNU søknadsweb.

The faculty of Humanities offer a wide range of courses taught in English in our various fields of studies, both at bachelor's and master's level.


Visiting address:
Building 5, level 5

Postal address:
Department of Language and Literature
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
NO-7491 Trondheim