I am a professional musician and filmmaker. I graduated in 2012 with a double major in Comparative Literature (Arabic as major language, English as minor), and Slavic Languages and Literature, focusing on Russian 20th C. literature and theater.
When I first entered the Comparative Literature Department I was excited to be able to use not only my multicultural experience, but to able to use the language(s) I grew up with in an academic setting. Through the undergraduate program I learned more than I would have ever imagined.
I graduated in 1975 with a double major in French and Comparative Literature. English and Latin were my literatures. My original plan was to apply to graduate school in comparative literature. Before graduating I decided to defer this plan.
Mimi Zhou is currently a PhD candidate in New York University’s Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture. She primarily studies medieval French romance through the lens of Jacques Derrida’s early definitions of deconstruction.