The interdisciplinary minor supports the study of literature, literary criticism, and literary and cultural theory beyond the borders of a single national or linguistic tradition or history.

Such study requires not only that students study literary and cultural theory, but also that they explore literature in more than one language.

Courses You Might Take

REL 320

The Genesis Narrative


A literary study of the book of Genesis, appropriating midrashic, intertextual, and post-modern strategies of interpretation.

Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.

Students at all levels welcome.

DIG 220

Electronic Literature


Love letters written by a computer. A poem two hundred trillion stanzas long. A message encoded in a microbe's DNA. The mysterious disappearance of a teenager, told through YouTube and IMs. An ocean buoy tweeting mash-ups of Moby…

SPA 271

Hispanic Humanities I


Spanish 271 / Spanish 272 is a two-course sequence that will replace the former SPA 270. The sequence is designed to be a more in-depth introduction to the foundational knowledge and theoretical approaches to Hispanic cultural production from…