Comparative literature at princeton invites students both to read texts closely and to think about the nature, function, and value of literature within a broad context our courses are not confined to a single national literature but rather engage many different traditions, genres, and languages across the globe. Phd in comparative literature (harvard university, 1990) and michael wachtel stanford slavic studies, 2005 isbn-10: 1572010703 princeton, new jersey 08544 . Requirements: four courses in american literature (including at least one of eng 201, eng 353, or eng 366) one junior paper and the senior thesis on an american topic one cognate course in another department (history, art and archaeology, etc) on an american topic may be counted. Honors: an honors thesis is not a requirement for the major, but is an option for eligible candidates to write a thesis with a director chosen from among the comparative literature faculty in addition to counting as one of the three advanced courses, the thesis results in an honorary designation in the transcript if at least an a– was received. Students in comparative literature frequently choose to combine their concentration with certificates from princeton programs and centers concentrators interested in these certificates should consult with the director of undergraduate studies and the director of the relevant program.
Harvard’s department of comparative literature is one of the most dynamic and diverse in the country with a faculty that has included such scholars as irving babbitt, albert lord, harry levin, claudio guillén, and barbara johnson, the department has played a crucial role in shaping what remains a polymorphous discipline. Leora batnitzky religion modern jewish thought email: [email protected] david bellos french and italian modern french fiction email: [email protected] faculty | program in judaic studies jump to main content. Students are strongly encouraged to continue taking courses in the third year and beyond, both in the english department and in related departments such as comparative literature after completing the general examination, all students participate in a dissertation seminar led by a faculty member in which they write a dissertation proposal.
Accepted students seek permission from their home departments to use the creative thesis to satisfy departmental thesis requirements for students in the department of english creative writing track and the comparative literature department’s program d, approval is routine, and several other departments have welcomed creative theses. Victoria juharyan ma in comparative literature (dartmouth college), ma thesis: “oblomov and hegel: circles of time and structure in dialectical progression . Students motivated to understand literature in the broadest terms or those interested in particular examples of literary comparison will find an intellectual home in comparative literature comparative literature | princeton university. My senior thesis lies at the intersection of comparative literature and social justice: it examines the personal, political, and literary implications of higher education programs in prisons, and the structures and assumptions that inform what texts we choose to teach there.
The department expects students to have two readers for the honors thesis, and one of them should normally have some connection with the comparative literature department in addition to discussing possible topics and directions for the thesis, students will want to discuss with the faculty person(s) procedural and technical matters as well. Our mission is to help princeton students flourish as global citizens, ready to face the challenges posed by an increasingly cosmopolitan and multilingual professional world with this general purpose in mind, we offer a full range of language courses, advanced seminars on literature and culture, translation workshops and the opportunity for . Atsuko ueda, associate professor of east asian studies, specializes in modern japanese literature and culture she received her ph d in comparative literature from the university of michigan in 1999.
See what it’s like to major in comparative literature and learn what a sample college curriculum includes and the careers you’ll be prepared for after graduation. The curriculum in comparative literature has two major objectives: while training students in one literary tradition, it also requires them to be seriously interested in at least two other literatures as well as in the historical, critical and theoretical problems raised by the study of literature. Phd program in english at princeton students may also take courses in cognate departments such as comparative literature, classics, philosophy, linguistics .
See graduate program procedures the student will ordinarily work under the close supervision of a member of the comparative literature faculty the thesis must . Provides citations to articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of modern literature, language, and linguistics literature resource center provides full text of biographies, bibliographies, literary criticism, and other resources on authors of all categories and eras. Current thesis topics and form in modernist literature marion bilodeau will be joining the centre for comparative literature and victoria college as . A master of arts degree in creative writing takes from one to two years, and requires a thesis and often a comprehensive exam in english literature.