The Fatal Eggs Posted July 16, 2015 Share Posted July 16, 2015 Hi. I hope this isn't too off-season. I'm researching into applying for Comp Lit programs for 2016, and I've come into a bit of a dilemma. My field covers one geographical area, but involves 2-3 different languages and cultures, and I am moreover interested in a particular theoretical framework. When I consider whether a school would be a good fit for me, should I consider the scholarship being done in the national literature departments that pertain to my languages, or just the comp lit program? I've been advised by a professor that I should look at the strength of the national literature programs when I am considering a comp lit program at a university for job market purposes, but I wonder if this advice holds when applying in terms of showing program fit. In my home comp lit program, people were allowed to write comp lit theses under advisors who were not affiliated with comp lit, but I wonder if this is a thing elsewhere? If I find a grad student (or a couple of grad students) with interests similar to mine, is this a sign that the program is open to my area of interest, or is it a sign that they won't be taking on people in my area until these guys graduate? Finally, how do you know if a journal in the humanities is considered good? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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