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Sychen (Larry) Lyu '22

The Comp Lit program at UMass enabled me to explore themes and works that I had previously only watched with interest but never took the opportunity to engage with. In the past two semesters, I was given the chance to examine medieval literary works across multiple traditions, which was certainly an eye-opening experience in its own right. But as a Linguistics student, I was also motivated to research into the languages in which the original texts were composed. All in all, the major track I took and the classes offered by the department have allowed me to further my interest in historical languages as well as guiding my fascination with different literary and philosophical traditions, for which I am beyond grateful.