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Welcome to the UC San Diego Department of Literature

Unique among similar departments in the UC system and across the country, the Department of Literature is a community of scholars, critics, and writers working in a comparative, global, and interdisciplinary context.

A Letter from the Chair

Kazim Ali


The Department of Literature is located in the Arts and Humanities Building (Ridge Walk Academic Complex or RWAC), in the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood.

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Defining our Future

UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan was created to ensure sustainable excellence and to enable us to further engage our campus and community members, alumni, and supporters

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Principles of Community

The Principles of Community is a collaboratively developed statement that provides a framework for diversity and affirms the unique contribution of each member of the UC San Diego community

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