Uncover new worlds
The English Department’s literature offerings include (but are definitely not limited to) historical survey courses (such as Medieval, Victorian, or Early American literature), single author studies (such as Milton, Shakespeare, Toni Morrison, James Joyce, James Baldwin, Emily Dickinson, or Zora Neale Hurston), courses on literary theory, cultural criticism, immigrant literature, women’s literature, experimental fiction, and African American literature, and courses in selected topics like science fiction, science in fiction, blues detective fiction, the vampire, the western, and the Harlem Renaissance. Students majoring in literature will complete 39 credits of coursework, including the gateway Introduction to Literary Study which will prepare them for the major by, among other things, helping them develop a critical vocabulary and method for reading and writing about literature.
We are committed to providing our students with a rigorous education that reflects the diversity of our community and the ever-evolving global literary landscape.
Olivia Wood, Lecturer in English
Location: NA 6/219
Fall 2023 Advising Hours
Mondays, 2-4pm in-person in NA 6/348 (faculty office)
Wednesdays, 2-5pm in-person in NAC 6/219
Thursdays, 9-11:30am via Zoom. Students should schedule appointments on Calendly booking page.