WHAT CAN I DO AFTER I GRADUATE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE?
Department of Comparative Literature
The study of literature is more essential and relevant than ever before. In this age of global exchange, the CL program promotes the study of literary works from around the world in a horizontal, interdisciplinary and comparative context, making connections across countries, cultures and historical periods. The departmental course offerings include classes in world literatures and critical theory from an interdisciplinary perspective that encompasses studies from the social sciences, politics, philosophy and media studies among many others. Our distinguished faculty have expertise in diverse areas such as Turkish, Ottoman, European, Anglo-American and Postcolonial literary and cultural studies. Our major leads to the advanced study of literature at the graduate level and provides a foundation for advanced degrees and/or careers in publishing, journalism, education, international relations and the media.
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ACADEMIC:
Assoc. Prof. Nazmi Ağıl,
Faculty Member of the Department of Comparative Literature
Students in the Department of Comparative Literature are introduced to texts from a wide geography of literature, culture, and media and conduct theoretical and applied studies on interdisciplinary relations and intersections to make them think about various traditions, types, and languages of literature from around the world, as well as their value and function. They also learn to read literary works in a comparative context with cinema, philosophy, psychology, history, law and other fields. Through the literature, which is not limited to scientific facts but appeals to both the mind and emotions, they learn to take a critical approach towards texts and life. In addition, they learn creative thinking, effective communication, and translation and creative writing skills that give students the opportunity to work in different sectors including the social sciences, academics, publishing, advertising, corporate relations, banking, translation, and education in addition to the Department of Comparative Literature.
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A GRADUATE:
2017 Graduate from the Department of Comparative Literature
The Department of Comparative Literature shows the human aspect of the global world, the global economy, global climate change, and other phenomena that are related to social disasters, in addition to ensuring that we criticize these phenomena from every aspect. The biggest advantage to studying in this department at Koç University is the variety of fields of interests members of the faculty have, as well as the support they provide to the students. I first heard about the concept of post-humanism at the school I attended as part of the Erasmus program, and I became interested in this topic when I was writing my dissertation for the Honors Program. I started to work on this subject thanks to the support and knowledge of my professors. This is how I got accepted into the graduate program of Comparative Literature Studies at Utrecht University. A leading figure in post-humanism, Rosi Braidotti is the founding director of that department, and I received the school’s Academic Excellence Scholarship. Studying in the Department of Comparative Literature at Koç University provides the opportunity to closely observe cultural evolution and helps us in the international field by allowing flexibility both within our discipline and through interdisciplinary studies.
WORKING AREAS FOR DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE GRADUATES
The companies and industries above mentioned are the ones our Koç Üniversitesi Department of Comparative Literature Graduates are currently working and has also the possibility to work
COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
The companies and industries above mentioned involves current and possible examples of Koç Üniversitesi Department of Comparative Literature Graduates are currently working / continuing their education.
Possibilities are not limited within the list.