what students say
This is what we hear around the hallways…
“Literature classes really informed my peacebuilding and theory studies and helped me develop a critical eye.”
“This is what I always wanted college to be like”
Language and Literature Studies
Language and literature studies at EMU offer a robust and challenging mix of formative classes with mentoring professors, many of whom have theological training and have lived internationally.
What makes our program unique?
- Deep understanding of how cross-cultural study impacts learning.
- Cross-discipline approach to learning
- Conversation-based approach to learning or teaching a second language
- Focus on critical thinking and immersion into text
Language and literature program news
NPR personality, author and raconteur Martha Woodroof shares humor, life experiences at Writer’s Read eventJanuary 28th, 2016
On her Facebook page, Martha Woodroof offers the following whirlwind summary of her career journey: “NPR freelancer, WMRA public radio person, restaurateur, essayist, country music jock, college dropout, TV talk show host, newspaper dogsbody, constant gardener, railroad crew hotelier, grad school dropout, failed car salesperson, and now … NOVELIST!” That last one merited all caps …More
An internship in Memphis last summer gave this future teacher the opportunity to share her love of learningJanuary 22nd, 2016
Education, social justice, Christ-centered, equity, MEMPHIS! With these five themes, Quinn Kathrineberg, a junior English education major at Eastern Mennonite University, recently attempted to spark interest among her fellow classmates about Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR). In true MTR Camp fashion, she might have asked the group to yell those words out loud. MTR Camp brings …More
Retiring professor Don Clymer reflects on the power of vulnerability when students say to each other “You are Beloved of God”December 21st, 2015
In this blog post, Professor Don Clymer reflects on leading, witnessing and participating in a simple practice in the classroom, and the “wonderful gift of love” that students share through their own transformation and reflection. In the required Senior Seminar, which Clymer has taught at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) for nine years, seniors “review their …More