Welcome to the Research Centre for Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London

The Goldsmiths Research Centre for Comparative Literature (CCL) is an interdepartmental Centre drawing from the Department of English & Creative Writing (formerly English & Comparative Literature) and the Department of Theatre and Performance, with contributions and collaborations across Goldsmiths and beyond.

Building on an established tradition of teaching and researching literary, visual, cultural and performance texts from all areas of the world and in many different languages, the CCL aims to foster innovative research in and on the theory, practice and history of comparative literature, world literature(s) and theatre, reception of the classics, multilingualism and translation, intercultural theatre, and creative writing.

Read more about our values and outlook in the CCL Director’s first post of our new blog!

We work closely with other Research Centres at Goldsmiths, including the Centre for Caribbean and Diasporas Studies, the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, the Decadence Research Centre and the Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre.

Our collaborations extend well beyond Goldsmiths and academic institutions; we are proud, for example, of our collaboration with the Gate Theatre, with its history of staging groundbreaking international plays.

We welcome visitors to the Centre under a range of schemes, and students on our programmes (MA in Literary Studies: Pathway in World Literature and Comparative Criticism; PhD in Comparative Literature) automatically join the Centre.

For the latest news, please check our events page and read our news and blog posts!