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Doctoral Student at Stanford University

Caroline Egan
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Doctoral Student at Stanford University

Caroline Egan completed her B.A. in Comparative Literature at Penn State in 2010. While in the department, she applied to the combined B.A./M.A. program in Comp. Lit., and was able to work simultaneously on these degrees. Writing on Nathaniel Hawthorne and Octavio Paz, under the direction of Professor Djelal Kadir, she completed the M.A. in 2011. During her time at Penn State she developed an interest in the literatures of the Americas, and was able to pursue study and research in Argentina and Brazil. She also worked with Professor Sophia McClennen during the first year of operation of the Center for Global Studies. After graduating with degrees in Comparative Literature and a minor in Spanish, Caroline began her doctoral studies in Comparative Literature at Stanford University in 2011. At Stanford she is a student coordinator of a workshop on poetry and poetics, and has taught courses on Spanish language and culture and Portuguese language. She studied Quechua through a FLAS grant in 2012, and is hoping to pursue studies in Nahuatl as well. She is currently working on her dissertation, a study of early modern representations of Amerindian languages.