A comparative literature thesis will inevitably be interdisciplinary and the field will likely reflect this one possible way of structuring the proposal would be to divide it into the following sections. To write a comparative essay, start by writing an introduction that introduces the 2 subjects you'll be comparing you should also include your thesis statement in the introduction, which should state what you've concluded based on your comparisons. Comparative literature review essays a comparative review may, eg, require you to examine two schools of thought, two issues, or the positions taken by two persons you may create a hierarchy of issues and sub-issues to compare and contrast, as suggested by the following general plan. See graduate program procedures the dissertation by the end of the third year of study the student is expected to select the area of focus for the dissertation the student will ordinarily work under the close supervision of a member of the comparative literature faculty the thesis must also be approved by two other readers, one of whom may. A second version of the thesis prospectus, signed by the thesis mentor, should be submitted to the comparative literature office at the end of the first week in september theses should be 50 to 100 pp long they should follow either the mla or chicago style sheets.
His essays and reviews have appeared in the new york review of books,london review of books, tls, the new york times book review, and many other journals and collections, and he wrote an introduction for a new edition of gravity's rainbow he has also written about computers, music, and the visual arts. Comparative literature research paper the study of comparative literature aims at understanding the relationships between literature and other fields with consideration to modern theories, contexts, and the interaction between literatures. Comparative literature is a rich, interdisciplinary field, affording students the opportunity to study literature across national borders, languages, cultures, time periods, genres and social fields, and to engage with disciplines as various as history, translation studies, philosophy, psychology, critical theory, religious studies, sociology. Cpls un3995 senior thesis on comparative literature and society 3 points students who decide to write a senior thesis should enroll in this tutorial they should also identify, during the fall semester, a member of the faculty in a relevant department who will be willing to supervise their work and who is responsible for assigning the final.
A comparative literature thesis is a comparative study of literary texts from two or more different cultures some theses have concentrated on theory others have been a translation reading proficiency in all languages involved is a requirement, even if you work with or write about texts translated into english. Comparative literature is dedicated to the study of literature in an international and interdisciplinary context majors read widely across periods, genres, and national traditions they study literature and culture from various parts of the world to develop knowledge and critical understanding of how cultures differ from as well as connect and. A thesis is an academic essay, written by the student in consultation with the supervisor the thesis must show that the student is capable of critical analysis and reflection, appropriate use of primary sources and secondary literature, and of conducting independent research. Many comparative literature students use this seminar to develop a ba honors thesis project (see honors in comparative literature below) emphases within the major because there are many different ways of thinking about literature from a comparative perspective, two emphases within the major are offered.
An overview of the main requirements is below: comparative literature an eight- to fifteen-page exposition of the dissertation project, the prospectus is the basis for the thesis prospectus oral examination, which is conducted before the graduate committee, the dissertation committee, and any other professors who wish to attend, or. Pushpa raj acharya fiction and the art of government: representation of colonial and postcolonial states in anglophone novels adwoa atta opoku-agyemang. Senior year: comparative literature 99a and 99b (the writing of the senior thesis) graded sat/uns graded sat/uns in order for a student to receive a grade of sat for the first semester of senior tutorial, one chapter of the thesis must be submitted by the end of the semester in which the thesis work is begun.
Each comparative literature major will write a senior thesis during the senior year seniors with a 35 gpa in their major and a 35 overall gpa are entitled to count the comparative literature thesis requirement as an honors thesis. List of the past masters' theses written by alumni of the master of arts (ma) program information on more recent theses is available through the department office settell, jon-david wesley 2015 department of comparative and world literature. Ma in comparative literature comparative literature is a graduate program of study for the master of arts, available to majors in british, french, german, italian, peninsular spanish, latin american or united states literatures. Your donations to the literature section will help us to continue community building efforts for all those with a love of literature give now.
Requirements the honors program in comparative literature provides academically talented and highly motivated undergraduates with the opportunities to engage in scholarly research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Comparative literature theses and dissertations follow theses/dissertations from 2017 pdf flannery o’connor’s art and the french renouveau catholique: a comparative exploration of contextual resources for the author’s theological aesthetics of sin and grace, stephen allen baarendse pdf. Thesis sentence templates 11 a thesis sentenceis a sentence in the introduction that tells the reader what the topic or argument of the essay is experienced writers have lit-tle difficulty writing thesis sentences this is because they have read and. Thesis study for the degrees of mphil and phd in comparative literature results in the submission of a thesis the thesis is a book-length contribution to knowledge, based on original research.