Literature Committee

Reading and discussing literature are vital activities that expand our ideas and provide insights into a dynamic and diverse world.
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Reading and discussing literature are vital activities that expand our ideas and provide insights into a dynamic and diverse world. Each year, the Literature Committee hosts events designed to deepen the Stout community’s awareness of literature and language, from faculty & staff readings to visits by nationally recognized poets and authors.

The Literature Committee also sponsors an annual Reading Across the Campus program featuring an important work of literature, and incorporating related discussions from many disciplines beyond the literary.

Spring 2020 Course Offerings

  • LIT 208 Fiction Into Film. ResB, Arts and Humanities. A literary and cultural examination of film adaptations. Special attention is given to the evolving depiction of non-dominant racial and ethnic cultural groups in literature and film.
  • LIT 260 Modern American Literature. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Selected poetry, prose and drama produced since World War I.
  • LIT 273 American Multicultural Literature. ResA, Arts and Humanities. American multicultural literature, focusing on Hispanic, African, Asian, and Native American writers.
  • LIT 300 Children’s Literature. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Critical survey and ways of presenting literature for children from infancy to age 12.
  • LIT 303 Coming of Age in Literature and Film. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Exploration of literary and filmic works that treat age, coming of age, aging, and old age. Literary and critical analysis using age studies in literature.