With a faculty composed of renowned scholars and dedicated teachers, the MIT Literature section offers a wide range of courses across time periods, international cultures, and languages. Literature courses at MIT examine how novels, poems, plays, films, visual art, and other media make imaginative and critical sense of history and the present.
Spring 2024 Subjects
March 18th @ 6pm | Kimberly Juanita Brown: Mortevivum, with a moderated Q+A by Prof Sandy Alexandre & Hector Membreno-Canales
MIT Open Learning: Measuring the impact of humanities on STEM-focused education with Prof Wiebke Denecke
Concordia University, Department of English presents, Prof Eugenie Brinkema “Drabness and Ethics | Formalism and Violence”
Economist | Prof Marah Gubar discusses a tale of penguins and prejudice is a parable of modern America
Prof Mary Fuller featured in New York Times article, “So Far, No Major Fallout for M.I.T. President After Contentious Testimony”
The Literature concentration takes about three approved subjects to complete! Lit concentrators often go on to minoring or majoring in Literature!
Toni Morrison was the first African American woman to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She won the Pulitzer in 1988 and Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.
Literature minors can choose to focus their studies on specific literary complexes as well as film, ancient & medieval studies, and more!
Frank Stella’s “Loohooloo” (1995) conference room located at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning references Herman Melville’s novel, Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Sea.