Literary Arts

Fuse the art of creative and critical writing.

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Bring together creative and critical writing — fusing rigorous literary study with the practice of writing as an art form. You will become a flexible, highly skilled writer and reader. Working in dialogue with authors from a variety of historical, cultural and aesthetic traditions, together we will reimagine the world of literary possibilities.

  • Create and collaborate with a community of dynamic thinkers and writers
  • Discover the diversity of literary traditions and innovations
  • Engage in cultural and intellectual exchange through writing, reading, and translation
  • Explore intersections of cultural and political discourse
  • Pursue the creative process in the development of artistic mastery
  • Experience the excitement of developing a complex manuscript from a blank page to a finished work

Advanced work will prepare you to go further - on your own as a practicing writer; through graduate study in creative writing, literature, library science, communications or the arts; and into careers in related fields.


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Programs offered 2019-20

Programs planned 2020-24


  • Literary Arts Foundations: Texts and Context
  • Literary Arts Foundations: Water into Wine
  • Literary Arts Foundations: Decision/Making


  • Re/Mix Re/Verse Re/Mediate: Creative Writing, Environmental Literature, Media Studies
  • Shakespeare: Literature & Performance
  • Writing in Translation
  • Making Meaning: Autobiography and Memoir


  • Advanced Writing: Capstone in Literary Arts and the Humanities
  • Advanced Literary Arts: Narrative Silences
  • Advanced Literary Arts: Creative Nonfiction