Literature Committee

Reading and discussing literature are vital activities that expand our ideas and provide insights into a dynamic and diverse world.
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Reading and discussing literature are vital activities that expand our ideas and provide insights into a dynamic and diverse world. Each year, the Literature Committee presents two highly-regarded literary and cultural programs: The Reading Series and Reading Across Campus.

Spring 2019 Course Offerings 

  • LIT-205 The Short Story. Arts and Humanities, Cross-disciplinary Issues. Style, structure, history and development of short story as a literary form.
  • LIT 208 Fiction Into Film. ResBArts and Humanities. A literary and cultural examination of film adaptations. Special attention is given to the evolving depiction of non-dominant racial and ethnic cultural groups in literature and film.
  • LIT 230 American Cinema. ResB, Arts and Humanities. A literary and cultural examination of American cinematic development. Special attention is given to the evolving depiction of non-dominant cultural groups and contemporary issues. Examination of these issues allows students to actively discover, assess, and execute the creative problem-solving needed to be fully engaged with contemporary issues.
  • LIT 260 Modern American Literature. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Selected poetry, prose and drama produced since World War I.
  • LIT 273 American Multicultural Literature. ResA, Arts and Humanities. American multicultural literature, focusing on Hispanic, African, Asian, and Native American writers.
  • LIT 300 Children’s Literature. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Critical survey and ways of presenting literature for children from infancy to age 12.
  • LIT 309 Multicultural Shakespeare: Plays and Replays. ResA, Global Perspective, Arts and Humanities. Analysis of Shakespeare’s plays and their relevance to contemporary debates on race, ethnicity, diversity in a globalized world. Adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays by contemporary multicultural authors, filmmakers, and artists.