Universitat de Barcelona

Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

What you will learn

To acquire a comprehensive grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of literature, looked at from a universal and comparative perspective. The degree builds students' skills in the fields of literary theory and criticism, encouraging them to enquire and reflect, to acquire specific analytical skills and to apply aspects of genre theory, hermeneutics, poetics, rhetoric and the methodology of comparative literature. This background will provide excellent training for literary research.

Number of ECTS credits: 240
Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities
Faculty or school: Faculty of Philology and Communication

What you will need

  • Solid language skills (general reading and writing skills, and listening and speaking in an academic context).
  • The ability to work towards goals.
  • Critical and reasoning skills, the ability to relate concepts and extrapolate from these, and summary and analytical skills.
  • Memory, reading culture and personal interest in intellectual development.
  • Interest in language and literature.
  • Knowledge of the language and literature in which you wish to specialize, of other languages that will be related to the study of these and of IT tools at a user level.

Study area (information available in Catalan)

Llengua Clàssica6FB
Idioma Modern6FB
Teoria de la Literatura: Història i Mètodes24OB
Literatura General30OB
Literatura Comparada66OB
Teoria dels Gèneres Literaris24OB
Continguts Específics de Literatura Universal30OT
Treball Final de Grau6OB

Les matèries es desglossen en assignatures de 6 crèdits.
El pla d'estudis per assignatures es pot trobar a la pàgina web del centre.

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.

Fields in which you can work

  • Secondary and higher education.
  • Research in literature.
  • Publishing, including publisher reading, correction, writing, editing, the press, production, sales, and distribution.
  • Cultural mass media: literary journalism, citicism and review, cultural commentary in the press, and radio and television.
  • Cultural management, including organization of cultural events in the public and private sector.
  • Literary creation, including professional practice in the fields of fiction, drama, film and creative writing teaching.
  • Bookselling.
  • Public administration.