Why Study Comparative Literature?

The study of comparative literature encompasses many areas of knowledge, both within the field of literature and beyond. As such, it grants students a wide perspective on a variety of subjects alongside a fine-tuned, in-depth, analytic capability. The integrative tools given to the department’s students, paired with their exposure to a wide range of approaches, perspectives, and world-views, hold an inherent advantage, which will serve the students wherever they turn. In addition to the wide literary and theoretical education, the studies in the department grant students a solid humanistic grounding, as well as tools for critical thinking, which are imperative for any professional choice. The department’s alumni have continued their professional paths in many fields:


1. Academic research in universities, research institutes, and museums.

2. Employment in the publishing world as writers, editors, translators, and managers.

3. Employment in a variety of media outlets, both in digital and in print, as editors, writers, and translators.

4. Teachers and educators in different institutes and schools.

5. Work as literary critics and editors, both as freelancers and as part of specific projects.

6. Work as authors, poets, and translators (among the department’s alumni: Sami Berdugo, Ayman Sikseck, Michal Pitovsky, and Lior Sternberg).