Mission and Values

The Ph.D. in Literature Program is designed as a flexible approach to graduate study in which students combine many approaches to literature in order to transcend traditional boundaries. It seeks to enable and foster trans-national, multilingual, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature. The program is at its core interdisciplinary; students study related fields such as theology, philosophy, and history in addition to multiple national literatures. The aim of the program is to produce scholars capable of working deeply within a national literature while maintaining the greater perspective of trans-national, “world literature”.