English and
Cultural Studies

The teaching and research provided through our department focus upon the critical interpretation, social and historical context, and creative expression of literature and culture. In so doing, the department cultivates the understanding and skills critical to participation and success in a complex, multicultural and global world.

English and Cultural Studies at Bryant

Creative expression through literature, film, dance, music, poetry, drama, or the visual arts is a powerful form of communication. 

The Department of English and Cultural Studies offers courses that allow exploration of the deeper meanings of these forms to cultivate the understanding and skills critical to success in a complex, multicultural world. Through this investigation, students learn to think beyond their own experience and to understand how their ideas and actions shape the world they live in. 

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Literary and Cultural Studies, as well as a variety of concentrations and minors.

Bryant Literary Review

First published in 2000, the BLR is an international magazine of poetry and fiction produced by a staff that includes students and faculty affiliated with the Department of English and Cultural Studies.

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Anthropology professor presents keynote lectures in Finland

Globalization and contemporary African youth culture were the topics covered by Alex Perullo, associate professor of anthropology, African studies, and music.

Stephanie Griffith '13: Survey of campus attitudes

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Hochberg Women's Center resources led her to research campus climate as it relates to homophobia, LGBTQ issues.

Bryant introduces Creative and Applied Arts concentration

Studio courses and classes that explore the historical and theoretical approaches to artistic forms will prepare students for careers at design, theater, and internet companies, museums, nonprofits, and community arts organizations.

Majoring in Literary and Cultural Studies

Students pursing this major learn about the music, literature, art, and cultural practices of their own community as well as others. They engage in creative expression through language, performance studies, creative writing and other forms. Students develop creative skills as they learn to see themselves as agents whose actions shape the world they live in.

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Concentrations and Minors

The department offers concentrations in Creative and Applied Arts, Literary and Cultural Studies, Literature, and Media and Cultural Studies. Minors are offered in Literary and Cultural Studies, Literature, and Media and Cultural Studies.  Faculty within the department also teach courses that are components of several interdisciplinary concentrations .

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Our Faculty

Our faculty include prominent scholars, teachers, and practitioners, and the former poet laureate of Rhode Island. They bring their expertise to bear in research, publishing, consulting, and community service, and personally guide students who seek internships, admission to graduate programs, and careers that rely on communication skills cultivated by the department.

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