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
- March 16th, 2015
Poet David Clark brings what one fellow poet has called “a postmodern sense of the sacred” to the Eastern Mennonite University campus during the final installment of the Writers Read Program. He’ll read from his award-winning collection of poems at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the President’s Reception Room in the University Commons building. …More
- March 6th, 2015
Novelist and short story writer Vic Sizemore creates characters who grapple with issues of faith, engage in deep soul-searching journeys, and try to reconcile the rock-solid tenets learned in childhood with the flint-edged and sometimes scarring questions of adulthood. He’s in the middle of working on “The Pinewood Cycle,” four novels linked by their setting …More
Author of The Dumbest Generation tells young people to stash their digital tools, discover quiet timeFebruary 11th, 2015
Digital tools in the hands of the young “generally serve an anti-intellectual purpose,” Mark Bauerlein told the crowd in a packed lecture room during last week’s Writers Read event at Eastern Mennonite University. Bauerlein, a professor of English at Emory University, is author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and …More