The Literature Emphasis offers a range of coursework in a variety of literary traditions. In addition to a strong background in major periods, authors, and genres, the Emphasis offers innovative classes on topics including Shipwrecks and Cannibals, War and Theatre, Invisible Geographies, Surrealism, Caribbean Lit., Gay and Lesbian Writers, and more. Intensive work with Faculty in our small department is encouraged, and Independent Studies on special topics may be arranged.
Ten courses are required for the M.A. in English with a Literature Emphasis.
You also must pass the M.A. Comprehensive Exam.
You must take:
The normal time it takes to get the degree is two years.
* This course must be taken in the first semester of study.
Pictured above: Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, First Edition, 1847. Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, LMU. Purchased in May 2011 in honor of the first Centennial graduating class with support monies from the T. Marie Chilton Endowment fund.