Post-Graduate Data

Comparative Literature

The concentration in Comparative Literature enables students to study literature in cross-cultural perspectives. The aim of the program is to encourage students to study a varied and illustrative range of literary topics rather than the total development of a single literary tradition.  True to the spirit of Brown’s New Curriculum, a concentration in Comparative Literature affords great academic freedom.  For example: advanced courses in any literature department at Brown count for concentration credit; although English is commonly one of the languages that students apply to their Comparative Literature studies, basically any language--ancient or modern--supported at Brown may form part of a Comparative Literature concentration program.  In essence, concentrators study a generous range of literary works--from Western cultures, both ancient and modern, to Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic--and develop a focused critical understanding of how cultures differ from one another.  Comparative Literature differs from other literature concentrations largely through its international focus and its broad-gauged view of art and culture in which the study of languages is combined with the analysis of literature and literary theory. All students take a course in literary theory and have the opportunity to complete a senior essay. 

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012 and 2013 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.

2013

Employment

  • Account Executive, DigitasLBi
  • Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company
  • Clinical Research Assistant, Boston Medical Center
  • Corps Member/2nd Grade Teacher, Teach for America
  • Corps Member/Teacher, Teach for America
  • Majority Intern, European and Eurasian Affairs, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Marketing Assistant, City Parks Foundation
  • Marketing Assistant, Oxford University Press
  • Program Analyst, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs - West LA
  • Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Coastal Zone Management Agency of Montenegro
  • Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Retailer, Quebrada Baking Co.
  • Sales Assistant, Simon & Schuster
  • Spanish Teacher, Matairie Park Country Day School
  • The Future of Storytelling Intern, Melcher Media
  • Upper School Spanish Teacher, The Haverford School
  • Writer, The New York Times
  • Youth Development Program Coordinator, Arab-American Family Support Center, AmeriCorps

Graduate School

  • Brown Alpert Medical School, MD
  • The American University in Paris, MA, Cultural Translation
  • University of Texas at Austin, MS, Clinical Psychology

Fellowships

  • Center for Arabic Studies Abroad Fellowship (to go to Cairo for a year)
  • Fulbright Fellowship

2012

Employment

  • Analyst, BlackRock
  • Analyst, Citigroup
  • Assitant Brand Coordinator, Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Business Analyst, A.T. Kearney
  • Editorial intern, Norton Publishing
  • English Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant Program in France
  • Festival Assistant, Brooklyn Book Festival
  • Freelance Writer, Self-employed
  • Litigation Paralegal, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • New York City Teaching Fellow, New York City Teaching Fellows
  • Public Information Officer/Legislative Liaison, County of San Mateo, Human Services Agency

Graduate School

  • Columbia University Publishing Course, Journalism / Communications
  • Columbia University Teacher's College, MAT, Teaching, ESL and Elementary Education
  • Dartmouth College, MA, Comparative Literature
  • La Sorbonne - Paris IV, MA, Comparative Literature

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fulbright Fellowship