My list of favorite authors is very diverse, and I felt like doing an English major would be far too limiting. Comparative Literature professors are often very intelligent, speaking multiple languages and often having lived in other countries for periods of time.
Feel free to ask me anything else!
I've done major research on this course and just really wanted to hear from someone who actually does it. Thanks so much. I am currently doing Sociology at A level and find ot so interesting! I can imagine it is a great combination with comparative literature! What do you intend to do after you MA in comp lit? You're coming to the UK in 2014?
Yeah, I originally did just Sociology, but always found myself relating what I had learned in Sociology to books I had read on my own. I think literature is a great medium to express Sociological ideas. There's a ton of theoretical overlap, a lot of the main people you study in Sociology have either expressly written about literature or are expressly utilized in literature.
I'm not certain what I'm going to do after, I don't want to commit to a PhD (7-9 years in the U.S for a comp lit phd, usually), so I'll probably either teach English abroad or try to find a job.. at least for a while. For me, the MA will more or less be "testing the waters" of academia.. I'd like to experience the real world before I commit to a PhD.
Yeah! So far I've been admitted to University of Edinburgh and University College London (if anybody has any idea which would be better for comparative literature, your input is appreciated), although I also applied to Durham (for English), King's College London, Cambridge, Oxford, and University of Kent.
I think teaching is great. I'm looking to teach English with my comp lit degree. You seem to have so much passion for the subject which will take you very far. Wow those are good universities here and well done for getting offers from Edinburgh and UCL (UCL is pretty good)
Thanks again for your help!