Literary Arts and Studies

Fuse the art of creative and critical writing.

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Bring together creative and critical writing — fusing rigorous literary study with the practice of writing as an art form. You will become a flexible, highly skilled writer and reader. Working in dialogue with authors from a variety of historical, cultural and aesthetic traditions, together we will reimagine the world of literary possibilities.

  • Create and collaborate with a community of dynamic thinkers and writers
  • Discover the diversity of literary traditions and innovations
  • Engage in cultural and intellectual exchange through writing, reading, and translation
  • Explore intersections of cultural and political discourse
  • Pursue the creative process in the development of artistic mastery
  • Experience the excitement of developing a complex manuscript from a blank page to a finished work

Advanced work will prepare you to go further - on your own as a practicing writer; through graduate study in creative writing, literature, library science, communications or the arts; and into careers in related fields.

 

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    This Path can prepare you for careers in

    • Education
    • Publishing
    • Writing
    • Journalism
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Communications
    • Law
    • International studies

    Graduate school opportunities beyond this Path

    • Literature and literary theory and genre studies
    • Creative writing
    • Rhetoric and composition
    • Comparative literature
    • American studies
    • Performing arts
    • Education
    • Humanities
    • Social sciences
    • Cultural studies
    Faculty on this Path
    Title Expertise
    Blakeslee, Steve English, writing, literature
    Coffey, Kristin creative writing, historical fiction, ethnic american literature
    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
    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
    Catalog Offerings for 2021-22
    Title Paths 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
    Dangerous Skills
    • Freshman
    8, 14
    Deep in Thought: Advanced Fiction Writing
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    16
    Indigenous Storytelling: Cultural Political Performance
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    8, 12, 16
    Literary Arts: Samuel Beckett
    • Junior
    • Senior
    12, 16
    Short-Form Nonfiction: In Search of Democracy
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    8
    Student-Originated Studies: Poetics
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    16
    Temporality, Word, and Image
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    16
    Word Play: Literature, Creative Writing, and Poetics of Catastrophe
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    16

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