Rosamond van Wingerden

Comparative Literature, Class of 2020

I’m a Comparative Literature major with certificates in Classical Greek Language and Culture; Vocal Performance; and Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Role(s) held in the Humanistic Studies Program:

Behrman Society

Activities on campus:

Glee Club, Chamber Choir, Early Music Princeton, Princeton Opera Company, Progressive Christians at Princeton, University Chapel Deacon, Tortoise Journal of Writing Pedagogy

Honors:

Comparative Literature Junior Paper Prize (2018)

What I have gained from the humanities:

The humanities are a source of community both on and off campus, not only in an academic setting but especially outside the classroom. Whether through classes I’ve taken or in extracurricular music groups, the humanities have given me both the most interesting discussions and the closest friends I’ve found at Princeton.

Independent work:

I wrote my first junior paper on a fragmented Sappho poem, first suggesting what the original might have looked like and then using that example to discuss how translators can work with incomplete texts.

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