academic WYSIWYG (23)

Thu, 27 Apr 89 20:47:57 EDT

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 904. Thursday, 27 Apr 1989.

Date: Wed, 26 Apr 89 19:49 EST
Subject: humanist RE: Comp Lit

As a member of a Comp Lit department I would strongly advise any student to
follow the principle of WYSISYG. Check out the catalogs of the schools you're
interested in. From the faculty list go to the *Directory of American
Scholars* and the *MLA Bibliographies* to find out about what these faculty do
(have done), and whether it is in fields that interest you. Finally, visit
those schools and talk to faculty and especially to the ultimate consumers,
the graduate students. This is much better than depending on the dated views
of old Siwash (or wherever) held by your professors.
Jim Halporn
Indiana University