A Comparative Literature degree differs from an English literature course in that it transcends national and cultural boundaries, offering students a global view of literature. Studying Comparative Literature in combination with Film enables you to broaden your understanding of narratives written on the page and across the silver screen. In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce and Woolf. Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde. We have a thriving film culture, with 10-20 films screened on our courses each week and the Gulbenkian Cinema (the regional arts cinema) based on campus.