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Welcome to the Literature Department

Founded over forty years ago, the single Department of Literature gathers together a group of scholars, critics, and writers committed to research and debate on international and interdisciplinary issues surrounding the study of literature and culture. The organization of the Department of Literature is unique within the UC system in that it is neither a department of English nor a department of Comparative Literature as either is traditionally construed. Rather, from its beginning, the Literature Department at UCSD has aimed to be a department of world literatures and cultures within a single unit [...read more]

Department of Literature's Stand Against Anti-Mexican Vandalism on Campus

The Literature Department of UCSD condemns the acts of racist vandalism, which took place on our campus last Friday, April 7, against the Latina/o and Mexican communities.  We are a department... [read more]

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110 Literature Building
(858) 534-3210

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117 Literature Building
(858) 534-8681
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115 Literature Building
(858) 534-3217

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