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The Department of English at New York University studies and teaches literature written in English from all periods and places. We are a large department, known for our broad view of the discipline, and understand "literature" to mean writing in all media, and its study to include all the ways in which texts have been produced, re-produced, circulated, and read, along with the modes of classification and the definitions of enjoyment used to understand them. The scholarly methods we employ, and in which we train our students, include close reading, cultural analysis, historical and archival research, literary and media theory, the history of the book, and digital humanities. The department awards B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in literature. Read More >


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  • Logo: The Contemporary Literature Series

    A new program in the Department of English at NYU that brings contemporary authors to the campus and … Read More