Literary Criticism in the Real World: Adventures in Publishing and Life
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Over the last four years at Kalamazoo College, my interest in the study of English has become more diverse. I consider myself lucky to be enrolled in such a small school because the curriculum has allowed me to participate in all three phases of the English major: literary analysis, creative writing, and journalism. Although my primary emphasis has been on literature, extra-curricular activities such as the Cauldron and the Index have allowed me to practice the other disciplines as well. Therefore, I found it very difficult to choose a SIP topic. The GLCA New York Arts Program proved to be the perfect solution because it actually consisted of the three parts mentioned above. Through my full-time internship at The Paris Review, my two writing seminars, and the journal I was required to submit there, I was able to apply a great deal of what I learned at K. In addition to serving as a culmination of my studies at Kalamazoo College, this SIP experience afforded me a glimpse of life after graduation. Hopefully, I will benefit from this knowledge with me as I leave the shelter of campus in June.