Dissertations in comparative literature have taken on vast number of topics and ranged across various languages, literatures, historical periods and theoretical perspectives the department seeks to help each student craft a unique project and find the resources across the university to support and enrich her chosen field. Students interested in examining literature through an international perspective and with an eye to its socio-cultural functions will find a vibrant academic home in the haverford-bryn after finishing her thesis on picture books, comparative literature major honglan huang '16 created a related exhibition of handmade books. Formatting for the comparative literature senior thesis please use the following guidelines when formatting the final version of your thesis font 12 point for the main text 10 point for footnotes times new roman pagination and headers: top right corner a header which includes your last name is optional page setup. Building on the pluralistic viewpoint gained through comparative knowledge of more than one linguistic tradition, students also study culture beyond literature, learning about the students formulate a topic for their honors thesis and identify an advisor by the end of their junior year and in consultation with the dus in cls. To major in comparative literature, students complete nine courses, write a senior thesis, and participate in the senior project roundtable course distribution (all courses are to be selected in consultation with a faculty major adviser) coli 3000 - theories of comparative literature an introduction to theory and. I developed this page for all students in the comparative literature department with the goal to provide them with a summary of the best resources in few specific topics in literary studies you can reach the sub-pages of this section of the guide by using the links under the main navigation bar above, or by.
Candidates for high or highest honors in comparative literature write a senior thesis under the direction of a faculty member approved by the undergraduate faculty advisor for this purpose, in addition to fulfilling all other major requirements, honors candidates must enroll in 6 units of comparative literature 194h during. Comparative literature honors thesis writing an honors thesis allows you to explore a topic in greater depth than is possible in a standard undergraduate paper it provides a valuable training in research skills and in sustaining an argument over a significant number of pages this training can be very useful in. All majors must pass a junior qualifying exam before starting the thesis this exam will be tailored to each student's area of study the comparative literature program is overseen by a faculty committee requirements for the major introduction to comparative literature (comparative literature 201) the student must fulfill.
If asked what is your dissertation about they will answer with a description of the areas they are working in they might say, i am working on women's prison literature or i am studying representations of the environment in colonial discourse or i am interested in pre-modern travel narratives when i hear. The thesis should be written in correct and clear english subject to approval by the programme coordinator students in the comparative literary studies programme may be permitted to write their thesis in french, german, italian, or spanish if this is appropriate to their topic and specialisation the thesis will normally be.
Recently, as a senior majoring in comparative literature, i received a grant from the honors research office toward my senior honors thesis i am lucky to be writing a comparative literature thesis on two works that i've loved since i watched their musical adaptations in middle school: gentlemen prefer blondes by anita. The department of comparative literature offers supervision from world-class academics with expertise in a wide range of disciplines, able to support and guide you through your research your progress is carefully monitored to ensure that you are on track to produce a thesis to be valued by the academic community. Theses/dissertations from 2017 2017 pdf · the quixotic picaresque: tricksters, modernity, and otherness in the transatlantic novel, or the intertextual rhizome of lazarillo, don quijote, huck finn, and the reivers, david elijah sinsabaugh beek pdf · archival resistance: a comparative reading of ulysses and one.
Finally, the senior thesis can engage the problems and methods of visual studies ii supervision: a faculty member in the department of comparative literature must approve the student's topic and supervise the writing of the essay in some special cases the director of undergraduate studies. Majors wishing to consult recent theses may contact the program director for copies marie-camille negrin (2012) “imagism and surrealism: the literary avant garde challenges tradition with technique” (french/english) lisa oberst (2012): oscar wilde's use of ekphrasis in the picture of dorian gray a struggle. Suitably qualified candidates can study for the degrees of mphil and phd in comparative literature research topics can be in traditional areas of comparative literature or in such fields as literary theory, translation studies, gender studies and overview seminars thesis resources admissions.