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Comparative Literature

Dartmouth Alums With This Major

  • Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP (law)
    (DC, Dartmouth '98)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
    (MN, Dartmouth '98)
  • Yoga Instructor; Freelance Writer, Self-Employed
    (WA, Dartmouth '99)
  • Composer for Film and Television, Daniel Zimmerman Music
    (CA, Dartmouth '01)
  • Head of Partnering and Delivery, Products and Innovation, Vodafone Global Enterprise
    (UK, Dartmouth '01)
  • National Communications Strategist, Sierra Club
    (TX, Dartmouth '03)
  • TV Agent, International Creative Management
    (CA, Dartmouth '04)
  • Director of Ecommerce Asia Pacific, POLO Ralph Lauren
    (Hong Kong, Dartmouth '04)
  • Admissions Associate, The Steppingstone Foundation
    (MA, Dartmouth '06)
  • E-commerce & Consumer Product Executive, Kiwi Crate
    (CA, Dartmouth '95)
  • Professor, NYU School of Law
    (NY, Dartmouth '95)

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Major Description

The program provides students with ample opportunity to study literature and culture from a wide array of critical perspectives, such as rhetoric and poetics, translation and reception, film theory and media studies, colonial and postcolonial studies, theories of ethnic and national identities, gender and queer theory, and psychoanalysis, while embracing both close attention to language and broader enquiry into the relationship between literature and other disciplines and practices, like the visual and performing arts, philosophy, history, the social sciences, religion, sciences and mathematics.

Skills Acquired

What is this?

  • Critical and Analytical Thinking
  • Writing and Presentation skills
  • Cultural Competency and Adaptability
  • Research skills
  • Comprehension of value of diversity

Possible Career Paths

  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Business
  • Law
  • Education
  • Healthcare

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Last Updated: 3/26/13