We believe that learning to use the English language powerfully and precisely within a world of so many languages and cultures will give you the tools to become a critical and creative thinker, able to analyze and interpret individual literary texts, while making enlightened connections with other works and disciplines. Each of our classes will help you develop an informed awareness of traditions and cultural, historical, and literary variations and progressions.
Simultaneously, intensive writing practice will guide you towards clear and elegant expression as you acquire professional writing skills within the cultural sphere. We champion intellectual ambition, creativity, and imagination. We encourage you to pay close attention to the written word when analyzing historical, social, philosophical, and psychological processes, so that you can explore the capacity of language to inform reflection on human values and societal differences and mobilize your creative imagination.
As you explore the ins and outs of literature, from antiquity to present, you will navigate its historical and geographical contexts, analyze examples of literary production...
We invite you to join an international community of authors, publishers, artists, translators, and critics, as you bring your writing into dialogue with other forms of art and media.
Establish a foundation in the roots of Western art, history, and civilization, as well as the ways in which creative imagination and cultural production are linked to these historical processes.
Enhance your understanding of history and criticism, as well as your own critical thinking and writing abilities, through courses in philosophy, postcolonial literature, and more.
Expand your knowledge of the Medieval era with classes that investigate Medieval art and architecture, English literature before 1800, philosophy and religion, and more.
Acquire a thorough grounding in classical antiquity and its reception, through courses that investigate Ancient Greece and Rome, philosophy and religion, and more.
Develop a thorough introduction into the theatre arts, including the basics of screenwriting, creative writing, and the beginnings of European literature.
With your basic understanding of the Latin language, dig deeper into the themes and subject areas revolving around it.
Gain a thorough grounding in the history of linguistics, as well as how linguistics applies to areas that include media semiotics and social policy.
Strengthen your creative awareness and practical skills within the writing genres of your choice, including screenwriting, fiction, literary translation, and creative nonfiction.
Expand your knowledge of literature, from antiquity to the present, as well as your understanding of literary production and recent movements in literary and critical theory.