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comparative literature at brown?

peachyogurtpeachyogurt Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
edited August 2008 in Brown University
hey i'd like to know if the comparative lit program at brown is....well if it's a good program. i'm interested in becoming a journalist after college but i'm not sure so i'm not going to go to a preprofessional school (ex. medill at northwestern). anyway i'm thinking about comp lit in literary translation or with eng and 2 foreign literatures (something along those lines).

are the courses challenging? or is it one of the easier concentrations at brown? also, is writing emphasized? any info would be appreciated, thanks!
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Replies to: comparative literature at brown?

  • wolfmanjackwolfmanjack Registered User Posts: 1,167 Senior Member
    Idk but I do know of Arnold Weinstein. Heard him speak at convocation. Pretty awesome.
  • brown1996brown1996 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    I was a comparative literature major at brown, albeit about a decade ago. At least back then, the department was great. Since you can take classes in other departments, like English or foreign language departments, to fulfill your requirements, I took only a handful of actual Comp. Lit. classes, and they were more challenging than any of the other classes I took (except a class in the Modern Culture and Media Department ("MCM")). Overall, I was very satisfied with the department. If I had to do it over again, however, I would have seriously considered majoring in Semiotics in the MCM Department.
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