About Us

The Literature Program is committed to imaginative, interdisciplinary engagement with the historically, formally, and globally diverse literatures. It is home to expert scholars, dynamic teachers, and brilliant students. Groundbreaking publications, award-winning teaching, and independent student research are all a part of what makes our program a lively and exciting place.

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Projects & Collaborations

From the Vibrant Media Lab to reading groups on feminist theory, Caribbean studies, and fantasy, the Literature Program has many exciting collaborative projects that contribute to students' research and offer valuable networking opportunities.

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If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?

Emily Dickinson