Division of Languages and Literature

Updated August 9, 2017


Advising Faculty


1.     Rebecca Cole Heinowitz (director)

2.     Jaime Alves (MAT program)

3.     Thomas Bartscherer

4.     Alex Benson (on sabbatical fall ’17, leave of

absence spring ’18)

5.     Jonathan Brent

6.     Mary Caponegro       

7.     Nicole Caso

8.     Maria Sachiko Cecire (leave of absence fall ’17)

9.     Robert L. Cioffi

10.   Teju Cole (leave of absence fall ’17)

11.   Lauren Curtis (on sabbatical fall ’17, leave of

absence spring ’18)

12.   Deirdre d'Albertis

13.   Mark Danner

14.   Adhaar Noor Desai

15.   Mika Endo

16.   Nuruddin Farah

17.   Peter Filkins

18.   Elizabeth Frank

19.   Derek Furr (MAT program)

20.   Stephen Graham

21.   Donna Ford Grover

22.   Lianne Habinek

23.   Elizabeth Holt

24.   Thomas Keenan

25.   Robert Kelly


26.   Franz R. Kempf (on sabbatical 2017-2018)

27.   Marina Kostalevsky

28.   Ann Lauterbach (leave of absence fall ’17)

29.   Marisa Libbon

30.   Peter L’Official

31.   Patricia Lopez-Gay

32.   Joseph Luzzi (on sabbatical fall ’17, leave of

absence spring ’18)

33.   Daniel Mendelsohn (not teaching fall ’17)

34.   Bradford Morrow

35.   William Mullen

36.   Matthew Mutter

37.   Melanie Nicholson (on sabbatical fall ’17, leave

of absence spring ’18)

38.   Joseph O’Neill

39.   Natalie Prizel

40.   Francine Prose

41.   Dina Ramadan

42.   Susan Fox Rogers

43.   James Romm

44.   Justus Rosenberg

45.   Nathan Shockey

46.   Karen Sullivan

47.   Eric Trudel

48.   Marina van Zuylen

49.   Olga Voronina

50.   Thomas Wild

51.   Li-Hua Ying


Program Requirements


Moderation Requirements:


1.     LIT 103 Introduction to Literary Studies

2.     one LIT Sequence Course (U.S. Literature I, II, III, or IV; Comparative Literature A I, II, or III; or English Literature I, II, or III)

3.     any course from the Division of Languages and Literature (e.g. Shakespeare)

4.     any course from the Division of Languages and Literature (e.g. First Fiction Workshop)

5.     any course from the Division of Languages and Literature (e.g. Spanish 110)


Only one writing workshop and one foreign language course can be used to satisfy the three elective moderation requirements.  In addition to the two short papers required of all moderating students, Literature students submit a 10-12 page critical essay for moderation. The critical essay should represent what the student feels to be his or her strongest work to date and should ideally be taken from a sequence course.


Graduation Requirements:


6.     a second LIT Sequence Course - from the same sequence as the first, though it need not be consecutive (US Lit III may be taken before US Lit I).  This course may be taken as one of the three electives for moderation, and if not, must be taken prior to the start of the senior year.

7.     300-level LIT course (a Junior Seminar may fulfill this requirement)

8.     Senior Project I & Senior Colloquium

9.     Senior Project II & Senior Colloquium


Pre-1800 and Post-1800 Courses: By the time of graduation, students must take at least one course which focuses on literature written before 1800 and at least one course which focuses on literature written after 1800. Courses that satisfy the pre-1800 requirements will be designated as such in the course list.  Please note that this requirement is in addition to the two sequence courses required above.  The three elective moderation requirements and the 300-level LIT course, however, may be used to fulfill this requirement.


Literature Majors writing a project are required to enroll in the year-long Senior Colloquium.  


Post-Moderation Recommendations (not required but strongly encouraged):


1.     at least one course from the menu of offerings in World Literature

2.     a Junior Seminar in Literature before embarking on the Senior Project