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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.

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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
Katsanis, Vuslat writing, comparative literature, film and visual culture
Koppelman, Nancy American studies
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
Saliba, Therese international feminism, Middle East studies, English
Simons, Suzanne poetry and literary arts, community studies/Middle East studies, journalism
Steinhoff, Eirik English
Wolach, David creative writing, poetics, aesthetics, media/performing arts
Yannone, Sandra writing theory and practice, poetry, women's/LGBT studies