Literature and Languages

Literature at The University of Texas at Dallas brings together writers and scholars dedicated to the study of literature and culture in an international and interdisciplinary context. With a diverse faculty, which includes distinguished scholars and award-winning teachers, Literature offers students the opportunity to explore a wide range of literary traditions, critical approaches and theoretical debates.

Students in Literature complement their studies with relevant coursework in Arts and Performance and Aesthetic Studies (HUAS), which focuses on the visual and performing arts, creative writing, art history and film studies; and History (HIST) and the History of Ideas (HUHI), which focus on history and philosophy.

The international and interdisciplinary character of Literature is enhanced by the resources and programs of four centers in the School of Arts and Humanities: the Center for Translation Studies, the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies and the newly-established Confucius Institute.

Recipients of our BA, MA and MAT regularly go on to careers in teaching, publishing and business, or go on to obtain graduate degrees in law, business, journalism and the fine arts. Recipients of our PhD currently hold faculty positions at institutions such as Bethany University, Collin College, Southern Methodist University, SUNY-Binghamton, the University of Scranton, Chatham College and San Jose State University.

What can I do with a major in Literature?

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