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  • I have spent the last year in Paris tutoring English and working as a secretarial assistant at a French law firm. I will be starting my Ph.D. at Harvard in the fall for Comparative Literature.

  • Judith Rauscher, Adv '10 went back to Germany where she finished a second MA degree in American Literature in spring 2012. Currently, she is a part-time teacher at the American Studies department of the University of Bamberg in Germany and working toward a PhD in American Literature.

    In March 2012 she wrote: I'll be forever grateful for the opportunity of studying at Dartmouth, not only for everything I learned, but also for every single amazing person I met. Being in the Dartmouth MA...

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  • Filippo Trentin, Adv '08 is at the University of Warwick, where he is working on his Ph.D and is a Part-time Teacher. His research interests include: Modernity and Postmodernity, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 20th Century Italian Culture, Testimony and Trauma, and Representation of Cities.

  • Lawrence Kritzman, professor of French and of comparative literature, has been named to the Legion d’Honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The award, created by Napoleon in 1802 to honor meritorious service to France, is the highest that the country bestows on an individual. It is reserved for those whose merits or accomplishments have made a positive and significant impact on France.

    Kritzman’s recognition reflects the “quality of the entirety of [his] publications and [his]...

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  • I graduated from Dartmouth in 1992 with a degree in Comp Lit. From there I went on to earn a PhD from UPenn, finishing in 2003, and I'm now a recently tenured Associate Professor of English at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. I thought that the Comp Lit program might be interested to know that my book on 18th-century British drama, A Race of Female Patriots: Women and Public Spirit on the British Stage, 1688-1745 has just been published by Bucknell University Press. And...

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  • I have no doubt that my comparative literature studies at Dartmouth ('00) helped me land my wonderful, first post-college job in the foreign rights office of International Creative Management's literary department in NYC. There, I supported a team of agents dedicated to finding foreign publishers for American authors and eventually managed translation deals in Eastern Europe and Greece. While the role fed my interest in contemporary literature, translation, and foreign cultures, and I really...

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  • After graduating in 2007, I took a position in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs in New York.  I left Goldman after a year for a position in the Dubai office of Oliver Wyman, an American consultancy, and have stayed with the company for the last two and a half years, though I have since moved back to New York.  While at Oliver Wyman, I have worked on projects in four industries across seven countries, and have worked on English-, French-, and Spanish-speaking case teams....

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  • Professor of French and Comparative Literature Lynn Higgins will present the 23rd Presidential Lecture on Tuesday, May 17, at 5 p.m., in 105 Dartmouth Hall. Higgins’s lecture, entitled “The Powers of Fiction,” will deal with her work on the legacy of World War II France, including the German occupation, in literature and film as well as her forthcoming book about filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier.

    “I’ve been hearing echoes across the divide between my two topics for some time, and this...

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  • I chose comparative literature because the courses were the most interesting and Comparative Literature seems to attract the best professors from a variety of disciplines. At the time, it seemed like the best of both worlds and I knew that I could figure out how to make sense of it all from a career perspective later. Ten years later, I found myself at INSEAD, one of the top European business schools. To get into INSEAD, you need to speak three languages and have worked abroad. Without Comp...

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  • My time at Dartmouth and especially in the Complit Masters Program enabled me to not only mature as a person but also deepen my interest in worldwide migration movements. I enjoyed to get in touch with various interesting persons, the inspiring and encouraging academic environment at Dartmouth and working with excellent professors such as my thesis advisors Yuliya Komska and Irene Kacandes

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