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Unusual Classes: Students Learn Pittsburgh’s Secrets Firsthand

On the site of the Civil War’s worst single day of civilian casualties — Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville, where a munitions factory exploded on Sept. 17, 1862.

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English Literature Graduate Studies in Dublin

Esther Reilly reads a 1622 First Folio edition of Shakespeare's works in the Early Printed Books room of Trinity College, Dublin! Esther graduated with an English Literature major last June, and she is currently pursuing her M.Phil. in Children’s Literature at Trinity College.

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Zach Horton and Undergraduates Work in Pitt's Vibrant Media Lab

English faculty member Zach Horton is reverse engineering the first video game console, the 1972 "Odyssey," with the assistance of undergraduates working in Pitt's Vibrant Media Lab.

New Literature Major

The Literature Program has announced a new major. It includes concentrations in the Invention of Literature; Media and Technology; English for the World; Environment, Science, and Culture; and Children and Culture.

New Senior Thesis Option