This English course explores 19th-century novels that examine the aesthetic, the ethical, the sociopolitical, and the affective as categories of interest and productive cultural investment.
The comparative literature major used her thesis to study the relationship between memory and language in the wake of civil wars, calling upon her study abroad experience in Lima, Peru, to augment her analysis of post-conflict culture in Peru and Sri Lanka.
The English major is starting her career as a case intake analyst with the Philadelphia-based class action law firm Berger Montague.
For her thesis, the English major examined the politics of race and trauma in Octavia Butler’s science-fiction novel Kindred.
For her thesis, the English major wrote two linked short stories, centered on themes of mental illness and coping.