English (Literature), PhD

The PhD program in English with a concentration in literature promotes the study of the production, distribution and reception of texts; of their linguistic, rhetorical and literary structures and functions; and of the internal and external forces shaping literature. The program offers courses that examine chronology and genre while also considering the importance of embodiment. Many courses explore issues relating to gender, class, race and ethnicity. The program prepares students for entrance into the profession as teachers and scholars.

Degree Offered

English (Literature), PhD
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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