Welcome to International Literatures

International Literatures offers students the opportunity to read and study works of literature from European, Latin American, African and Asian countries. This stream removes boundaries between national literatures providing an international perspective on literary movements and works including fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction from around the globe, including the English-speaking world.

All works are studied in translation (English) or in the original where students have language competency. There are no foreign language requirements, however, students majoring in languages other than English are strongly encouraged to take electives from this pathway or to do a double major.

Core subjects survey the history of literature and offer various forms of analysis and theoretical approaches to literature.

Electives offer an in-depth study of literary theory from psychoanalysis to visual culture, from recent European philosophy of language to Jewish literatures across languages, from translating between literary cultures to crossing nations.