The Graduate Center for Literary Research (GCLR) aims to be a place for lively intellectual exchange between students of CompLit and other affiliated disciplines in the Humanities at UCSB. We welcome students engaged in the study of literature, art, film, and theory. 

The Center is directed by Sven Spieker (Germanic & Slavic Studies/Comparative Literature). The current Graduate Student Research Coordinator is Iman Salty. Both work with a Student Advisory and Editorial Board and a Faculty Advisory Board that help run the GCLR.

Our activities include quarterly roundtables, where emergent scholars present their work in progress; an annual interdisciplinary conference; a Dissertation and Prospectus Writing workshop; annual week-long visits by distinguished scholars who give a public lecture and/or teach a seminar, and establish connections with our doctoral students; and the management of Exchanges, an annual peer-reviewed responsive journal produced by the Student Editorial Board that takes it theme from the annual interdisciplinary conference. 


Affiliated Departments and Programs:

Comparative Literature                  English                                          History of Art & Architecture

German and Slavic                         French and Italian                         Spanish and Portuguese

Film and Media                              Art History                                    Art

Religious Studies                            Classics                                        East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies