I have posted this here, since strictly speaking it is not a question about DL. I thought perhaps I could tap the broad range of experiences on this board. I have a friend who is interested in a non-Ph.D. doctorate in literature, something like the Doctor of Humanities, Doctor of Literature, or Doctor of Letters. She already has an earned Ph.D. and, I think, wants a different designation for her new venture. During our discussion, I thought I remembered a Hum.D. at Texas-Dallas. It turns out that they have converted that degree to the Ph.D. in Humanities some time ago. I also remember coming across a UK school with an earned D.Litt., or perhaps D.Lit. (that is, first doctorate). I thought it was a Scottish school, but I can't find it now. Has anyone come across an earned Doctor of Humanities (Hum.D., D.Hum.--not the always honorary L.H.D.) in the US or UK systems? An earned Doctor of Letters (Litt.D., D.Litt.) or Doctor of Literature (Lit.D, D.Lit.) as a first doctorate? I have struck out in Google and on this board, but I think there may be programs such as these out there somewhere and I'm just missing them. DL or not. Any help? It will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, marilynd P.S. I am already aware of the UNISA D.Lit. and Phil.