Literature and Culture
By concentrating in Literature and Culture as an English major, you will not only explore a world of creative expression but will also gain skills in close reading, critical writing, and theoretical approaches to narrative. Through “Literature” we'll examine the stories we tell ourselves about being human—your stories, our stories, stories you know and stories you never heard of, stories of people you’ll love and stories of people you thought you hated; stories that may confuse you, disturb you, or inspire you. Through “Culture” we'll explore written words, spoken words, songs, graphics, film, theater, television, games, events, histories, media and new hybrid forms that are only just being invented. Whether we’re considering texts from around the world or just next door, with Literature and Culture you can expand your horizons while training in the skills of critical thinking and writing that are so crucial today.
BA Literature and Culture - English
For students in the Literature and Culture concentration, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to refine your reading and writing skills.
Edwards Research Fellows
Several lab spaces allow you to explore reading and writing across media and cultures.
After taking your major requirements, the concentration allows you to specialize in literature and culture.
ENGL 300 | Critical Conversations in English
ENGL 301 | Forms of Creative Writing
4 Perspectives ENGL Courses
3 Form and Style Courses
1 Course | Time and Space: Pre-1800
2 Courses | Time and Space: 1800-Present
1 Course | New Media/Visual Studies
1 Course | Anglophone Literatures and Literatures in Translation
1 Course | Single Author/Genre or Curated Topics
ENGL 411 | English Capstone Seminar
ENGL 483 | Theory of Literary Criticism
Program Faculty Spotlight
The English department has award-winning faculty and instructors who regularly involve students in their research projects.
Professor of Literature
Early American Novel, Theory, and Popular Music
Assistant Professor of Literature
Print and Manuscripts Culture, Canon Formation, and African American Literary History
Associate Professor of Literature
English Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century; Digital Storytelling and Adaptation; Critical Theory
Student and Alumni Work
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