A program committed to imaginative, interdisciplinary and theoretical engagement with anglophone literatures in all their historical, formal, generic, and global diversity.
The Literature Program faculty strives to produce rigorous, innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship. Our undergraduate degree program offers students advanced education in the appreciation, interpretation, and criticism of texts and emphasizes critical thinking and writing. Our graduate program places equal emphasis on innovative scholarship, pedagogical practice, and professional involvement. We encourage our graduate students to gain expertise in established fields and to pursue new lines of inquiry. We train them to become inspiring teachers, to lead in their professional communities, and to communicate their knowledge to diverse audiences.
Faculty and graduate students in the Literature Program cultivate interdisciplinary and interdepartmental relationships, as well as relationships across universities.