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Literature Concentration

Literature has a way of transporting its readers across oceans and eras in a personal and intimate journey.  Literary exploration as a form of cross-cultural understanding is key to our program. 

A Comprehensive Program

The Literature Concentration at MMC goes beyond the usual reading lists with its global, cross-cultural approach. And the program also goes beyond simply reading: our students analyze, interpret, discuss, and debate the meaning of compelling texts, classic and contemporary.

Students are invited to draw connections to other creative fields—art, dance, music, and theatre—as well as subjects that inform both writers and readers: social justice, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. In other words, like the literature that they read, our students’ studies never exist in a vacuum. We stress critical reading and writing, developing skills that will serve students well in any professional capacity from law to journalism.

The NYC Advantage

If you want your studies of English and World Literatures to be immersed in literary history and enriched by once-in-a-lifetime cultural events, networking, and internship opportunities, then the question is: Why go anywhere other than NYC? New York City bursts with literary history and culture — from the Cloisters Museum and the Bowery Poetry Club, to the New York Public Library and Edgar Allen Poe Cottage.