Comparative Literature

Beyond HWS

Comparative literature graduates have chosen to work in a wide variety of careers, including communications and education. Our graduates have gone on to work for the following companies after graduation:

Casa Museo Pablo Neruda
CBS, Inc.
Dispatches Magazine
Esperanza Viva Youth Home
Fox News Network, LLC
Helen Fuld Medical Center
maax, Inc.
Needham Public Schools
Peace Corps
Pope Memorial Library
Rubenstein Communications, Inc.
The Hartford Courant
The Robert H. Jackson Center
Yellowstone National Park

Many comparative literature majors have gone on to pursue graduate degrees as well, in several areas of study. Below are some of the schools our graduates have chosen to continue their education at:

Graduate Schools:
Columbia University
University of New Haven
University of Wisconsin-Madison



Sarah Kapp '05

Comparative Literature and Russian Area Studies double major

Sarah Kapp '05

"I’m currently studying Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My focus is on 20th century Russian poetry and prose with a minor in Serbo-Croatian. I’ve completed my preliminary PhD exams and am now conducting research for my dissertation. As a graduate student, I’ve taught several courses, which will help me reach my career goal of becoming a professor of Russian language and literature."


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