Literature

Literature is one of the pillars of a liberal education. By reading the imaginative prose and verse of authors from across the globe and through the centuries, we encounter humanity at its kindest and cruelest, in its hopes and fears, suffering and sublimity.

You can study literature in combination with the arts, sciences, and social sciences, as well as in humanities-intensive programs and courses. Cultural studies and study-abroad opportunities typically feature a substantial literature component.

Faculty Associated With This Field
Title Expertise
Blakeslee, Steve English, writing, literature
Coffey, Kristin creative writing, historical fiction, ethnic american literature
Eamon, Kathleen aesthetics and philosophy, critical theory, psychoanalysis
Featherly, Lynarra creative writing, philosophy, critical theory
Hardy, Tara
Hendricks, Steven book arts, literature, creative writing
Huerta, Grace educational policy studies, qualitative research methods
Katsanis, Vuslat writing, comparative literature, film and visual culture
Koppelman, Nancy American studies
Krafcik, Patricia Russian language and literature
Krotscheck, Ulrike classics, archaeology
Mellis, Miranda fiction, nonfiction, and contemporary literature
Nelson, Alice Spanish language, Latin American studies
Ocampo, Catalina Spanish language, Latin American literature
Reece, Andrew classical art and literature
Simons, Suzanne poetry and literary arts, community studies/Middle East studies, journalism
Steinhoff, Eirik English
Williamson, Elizabeth English literature, theater studies
Wolach, David creative writing, poetics, aesthetics, media/performing arts
Yannone, Sandra writing theory and practice, poetry, women's/LGBT studies

Choosing What to Take at Evergreen

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Selected Programs 2021-22
Title Class Standing Credits
Ampersand: Hybridity in Visual and Narrative Art
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Birds, Patterns, and Poetry
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8, 16
Creative Writing: "Savage Conversations"
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Cultivating Justice: Food, Feminism, and Community Psychology
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Dangerous Skills
  • Freshman
8, 14
Deep in Thought: Advanced Fiction Writing
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Diversity and Dissent in Education and the Media
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
14
Globalectics: Readings in Contemporary World Literatures and Films
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8
Indigenous Storytelling: Cultural Political Performance
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8, 12, 16
Inscribing the Body: Embodiment and the Performance of Identity in Creative Writing
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4