Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts

Faculty of Humanities

Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts

Alumni Testimonials

Monica Dufault

Class of 2011

"The opportunity to talk with students and faculty from widely varying disciplines allowed me to gain new perspectives and to encounter schools of thought previously unknown to myself."

Elizabeth D'Angelo

Class of 2011

"the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University created an exceptional learning environment that was rigorous and challenging in nature, as well as supportive and encouraging of each student's personal research interests."

Miranda Baird

Class of 2011

"freedom to break down barriers, freedom to collaborate and freedom to enrich ones research and awareness of topics from a variety of perspectives."

Melissa La Porte

Class of 2010

"My own experience was supportive and productive and allowed for a truly interdisciplinary project."

Adam Richards

Class of 2010

"SCLA, with its wide-view approach to literature and the arts, perfectly prepared me for my PhD in Humanities. I was able to find the common territory of poetry and philosophy which makes up the field of my life's work. I recommend it to any student with similar interests. There are few other programs available that compare to it."

Alex Jankovic

Class of 2009

"a first tier choice for those of us who wish to introduce new ideas in well-established academic fields."



Heidi Horvath

Current Student

"On a personal note, my studies have also provided me with a great philosophical basis for understanding the world and life itself. SCLA has truly been an enriching experience for me."

Edward Kanerva

SCLA Graduate

His major paper focused on the avant-garde poetics of Christian Bök and the work of Robert Smithson.

Major Research Papers Completed
MA Thesis Completed

Some graduates from the M.A. in Comparative Literatures and Arts have chosen to continue their graduate studies in the following programs:
• Ph.D. in English (Carleton University and University of Ottawa)
• Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
o University of Western Ontario (with an OGS)
o University of Toronto (fully funded by SSHRC)
• Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Trent University
• Ph.D. in Humanities at York University
• M.A. in Art and Visual Culture at the University of Guelph
• M.A. in Popular Culture, Brock University
• M.A. in Women's Studies at the University of Western Ontario
• Teacher's College
• OISE at the University of Toronto
• Brock University

Some graduates have commented on other advantages of having taken the M.A., in that it further enhanced their development in their fields of employment:
• Teaching performing arts at the university level
• Writing, directing and acting in theatre with new theoretical perspectives
• Teaching assistant in English at Brock University
• Museum educator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, ON
• Freelance photographer
• Freelance translator