Letter from the Director

As the Director for Undergraduate Studies in Comparative Literature at USC, I’m excited to share our wide-ranging and flexible programs of study with you, and to tell you more about the innovative research of our faculty and students. Our majors and minors explore the relationship between literature and other media, investigate cultures across national boundaries, deepen and enrich their linguistic and intercultural competence, and hone their critical thinking skills. Our classes are small, and our students receive individualized attention from our advisement team as well as from their professors. Majors are eligible for honors and the chance to work closely with our distinguished faculty on a research project of their own design. Every year, we offer prizes for the best student paper in comparative literature and to the most accomplished undergraduate majoring in the field.

Outside of the classroom, we host exciting lecture series at the cutting edge of critical approaches to digital media, literature, and film (to name just a few!). Our majors go on to win awards, including Fulbright Grants and USC Renaissance Scholarships, and our graduates go on to rewarding careers in law, academics, the arts, publishing, public relations, and more. If you are interested in learning more and maybe declaring a major or minor, send me a message at nmeeker@usc.edu. I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our dynamic and galvanizing field.


Natania Meeker
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Comparative Literature
Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature