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Flying in Place: Black Superheroes and Their Origin Stories
By: Kolton Harris '14
Faculty Adviser: Courtney Baker

In a Little While: A Short Story Collection
By: Munib Khan '13
Faculty Adviser: Blanche Boyd
(Creative work)

Liminal Leda: A Conversation About Art, Poetry, and Vague Translations of Sex
By: Molly Pistrang '13
Faculty Adviser: John Gordon

Student profile


Caroline Mills Caroline Mills

English


Q: Why Connecticut College?
A: The beautiful campus was a point in Conn's favor, as was the strong academic culture. I really fell in love with the College once I got here, based on the community and the fantastic professors. I can't emphasize the latter enough — I've had so many wonderful professors who are always ready to help, encourage or just chat.


Q: What has been your most challenging/ rewarding class?
A: This is a tough one — I feel like every class I've taken, no matter the subject, has been an important part of my education as a whole. "James Joyce" with Professor Gordon certainly fits that criterion. "Ulysses" is one of those stereotypically difficult texts, but the semester I spent poring over it was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had.


Q: What role has CELS (the College's career development and internship program) played in your experience?
A: I did my CELS funded internship at Quirk Books, a small but popular publishing company in Philadelphia. It exposed me to the world of publishing and gave me valuable experience in marketing and publicity.

Selected courses


  • Icelandic Sagas
  • Bob Dylan
  • Writing the Short Story
  • Happy Endings: Shakespeare's Comedies
  • African Novels
  • Thrills, Chills, and Tears: Black Genre Fiction
  • Race, Nation, and Empire in the Eighteenth Century
  • Love and Sex in the Middle Ages
  • Humans and Other Animals in 19th-Century American Literature
  • The Literature of Passing
  • Vladimir Nabokov

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Student research


Flying in Place: Black Superheroes and Their Origin Stories
By: Kolton Harris '14
Advising Faculty: Courtney Baker

In a Little While: A Short Story Collection
By: Munib Khan '13
Advising Faculty: Blanche Boyd
(Creative work)

Liminal Leda: A Conversation About Art, Poetry, and Vague Translations of Sex
By: Molly Pistrang '13
Advising Faculty: John Gordon

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