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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Comparative Literature Taster Session

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Online via Blackboard Collaborate

Get a taste of what studying Comparative Literature at university could be like by attending a taster session.

About the event

Professor Galin Tihanov along with current students Ying (BA Comparative Literature, 1st year) and Sarah (BA Comparative Literature and Film Studies, 3rd year) will be delivering this session tailored to students between year 10-13 considering studying at university.

Taster Session Schedule

Welcome: What is Comparative Literature? In this session, Prof Galin Tihanov, will explain what makes Comparative Literature such an exciting subject. You’ll discover what makes us so different from English or Modern Languages departments, hear about what modules we offer, learn about our optional year abroad and find out where some of our graduates are today.

Case-study: Migration and Exile in a poem and a painting. In this part of the session, we will together discuss how literature and art approach important themes such as migration and exile. Both migration and exile are very much part of our global reality today, and we want to explore, in a comparative way, how literature and art deal with them. We will do so by looking at a poem by an Indian-American poet and by analysing a painting by a Russian-French painter.

Q & A with current students: This slot is your chance to ask our current students about the programme, the modules they’ve taken, living in London, etc.

Advice/Questions/Personal Statement: We’ll wrap up by giving you a chance to ask any questions. Prof Tihanov will also tell you more about our requirements for entry and about what we look for in a personal statement.

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