12 months
12656 CAD/year
4240 CAD/year
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Comparative Literature from Western University - Canada has recognized strengths in various literatures (especially – but not limited to – American, Canadian, Classical, English, French & Francophone, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Spanish).


What distinguishes Comparative Literature from Western University - Canada from similar programs across the country (Toronto, Alberta, Montreal...) is the insistent focus on critical theory, postcolonial literature, East-West cultural relationships and inter-media studies (particularly visual art and film). 

Graduates with Comparative Literature from Western University - Canada will:

  • define their own research areas and critical perspectives 
  • be employed as Teaching Assistants.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Erotomachia: The Battle of the Sexes from Aristophanes to Spike Lee
  • The Nineteenth Century Novel: From Literature to Adaptation
  • Propaedeutics
  • From Language to Writing to Writing Systems
  • The Uncanny and the Fantastic
  • Writing the Medieval Body
  • Testimony, Memory, Fiction
  • Life-Support: Literature and Environmentalism
  • Intermediality: Book to Film
  • Propaedeutics for Comparatists
  • Why (and how) are things similar?: Analogy, Example, Metaphor, Taxonomy
  • Nineteenth-Century Cities: Berlin, London, Paris
  • The Bible and Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours B.A. degree.
  • A minimum average of B+ (78%) for the last two years of study.
  • In addition to proficiency in English, the M.A. Program requires for admission proficiency – at a level sufficient to read original texts and pursue graduate-level work – in a language in which research can be supported by the Program's core faculty (please see ELP requirements below).
  • A sample of written work in English (no less than 10 pages, no more than 20 pages).
    • Biographical information
    • Contact information
    • Statement of academic intent 
    • Electronic transcripts from Ontario universities/colleges
    • Professional background
    • Referee information 
    • Proficiency in English Scores
    • Application fee
    • A sample of written work
    • List of publications
    • References

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      12656 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6328 CAD per semester during 12 months.
    • National

      4240 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 2120 CAD per semester during 12 months.

    Living costs for London

    1037 - 1625 CAD /month
    Living costs

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