Graduate Study

Master's Degree in Comparative Literatures and Cultures

Approved under Honorable School Council Res. no. 005/07, Honorable University Council Res. no. 124/07, National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation (in Spanish, CONEAU) Res. no. 391/2013 - Category B.

The Master's Degree in Comparative Literatures and Cultures aims at training teachers and researchers capable of analyzing, in an independent and critical manner, the complex multicultural and multilingual reality of contemporary society, in its various productions. It employs a comparative-contrastive approach to specifically focus on cultural and literary productions.

Degree awarded

Master's Degree in Comparative Literatures and Cultures


Student profile

Graduates from Argentine or foreign university programs related to the Master's Degree subject areas or with proved undergraduate or graduate training in related disciplinary fields, and graduates holding a non-university higher education degree (minimum program duration: 4 years).

Program duration

Students take the required courses within a period of two years.

They then have a period of up to one year to write and submit their dissertation.

Mode of delivery

On campus (classes on Fridays and Saturdays every two weeks)

Academic body

Director:  María Cristina Dalmagro, Ph.D.

Academic Coordinator:  Adriana Massa, Ph.D.

Teaching staff: national and international researchers and professors with a proven track record in the fields of culture and literature (anthropology, literature, media, philosophy, plastic arts, cultural theories, folklore, among others).



Courses are centered around two lines of study: I. theory and methodology and II. comparative literature and culture. The curriculum is developed over 4 four-month terms comprising theoretical-practical courses and varied specific seminars that enable students to partly design their study program according to their areas of concentration.

Number of credits to be completed: 28 credits equaling 560 hours (20 hours in a course is worth 1 credit)

Credits for courses and workshops: 18 (360 hours)

Credits for seminars: 10 (200 hours)

REQUIRED COURSES (15 credits equaling 300 hours)

Theory and Methods of Comparatism

Cultural Frontiers/ Textual Borders. Cultural Representation and Self-perception

Encounter of Cultures in Literary Interrelations

Inter-American Culture and Literature

Narratives of the Past: Fiction and Historiography

Literature and Myth: Intertextual Relations

Poetic Art through History

SEMINARS (10 credits equaling 200 hours)

The subject areas covered change with each cohort.

The subjects addressed by the fifth cohort were:

— Sociology of culture;

— Translation as cultural mediation;

— The conceptualization of violence against women (from the gender philosophy perspective) — Relations;

— Art, culture and literature in the Caribbean;

— Cinema, literature and culture;

— Orpheus, the muses, classical poetry and its impact today;

— Painting and literature;

— Folklore from a comparative perspective: Brazil and the Argentine Northeast.

REQUIRED WORKSHOP (3 credits equaling 60 hours)


Contact information:

Cristina Dalmagro, Ph.D.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Please, request an appointment via e-mail).

Tel: (+54) 351 434 3214, ext. 158