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New MajorU.S. Latino/a and Latin American Literatures: The Department of Literature offers a bilingual major that allows students to do half their coursework in English and half in Spanish [more]

Welcome New Faculty

We are pleased to welcome to the Literature Department

New Writing Series Fall 2014

  • October 29, 2014: Robin Coste Lewis and Tisa Bryant
  • November 12, 2014: Daniel Levesque and TC Tolbert
  • November 19, 2014: Heather Fowler and John Gery
  • December 3, 2014: Chinaka Hodge and Nikolai Beope

Events in de Certeau

Ronak Kapadia
"Warm Data: US Military Imprisonment and the SensorialLife of Empire"
Friday, October 24, 2014
Literature Building Room 155
Flyer (PDF)

Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Neda Atanasoski
Humanitarian Violence: Postsocialism and the Question of Transitional Justice
Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:00pm
Literature Building Room 155
Flyer (PDF)

Employment Opportunities

  • Assistant Professor (10-829) 20th-century contemporary American and/or Asian-American literatures
    [Job #JPF00638]. Deadline 11/15/14
  • Assistant Professor (10-830) of Modern and Contemporary Global Literatures in English [Job #JPF00639] Deadline 11/5/14


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