Welcome to the Graduate Center for Literary Research

     The Graduate Center for Literary Research (GCLR) aims to enrich and enhance the experience of students and faculty involved in literary studies, by promoting interdisciplinary dialogue and encounters at various levels. The Center is directed by Dominique Jullien (Professor of French and Comparative Literature) with an advisory board consisting of both faculty members and graduate students from different humanities departments.

     Our activities currently include quarterly round tables, where students present their work in progress, and an annual interdisciplinary conference. The GCLR also co-sponsors a variety of literary lectures and conferences on the UCSB campus, and brings a distinguished visiting professor with broad interdisciplinary appeal, for an extended stay, to give a Graduate Literary Research lecture, teach a seminar and establish connections with our doctoral students.

     We award travel grants to students giving papers at literary conferences and recruitment fellowships for doctoral candidates pursuing interdisciplinary approaches to literature.

     The GCLR is also proudly affiliated with Harvard's Institute for World Literature and works with its partners at UCSB to send promising graduate students interested in world literature to the IWL's annual summer program.

     The GCLR is sponsored by the Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, John Majewski and administered by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.

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Dominique Jullien

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  • Souleymane Bachir Diagne

The Graduate Center for Literary Research is thrilled to announce the 2018-2019 Distinguished Visiting Professor.

The GCLR is proud to announce that five UCSB graduate students have been chosen to represent UCSB at the Harvard Institute for World Literature's summer program in Tokyo this year.

Pictured: the author, Marina WarnerThe GCLR is pleased to welcome distinguished author and scholar Marina Warner to UCSB for three days of exciting and enriching events, May 1st through 3rd.