Students

Kyle Archer

“Being a literature major at MIT has been one of the best choices I have ever made. It has taught me new modes of thought, opened new horizons, and given…

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Aaron Hammond ’17

I found my time in literature essential in providing a humanistic counterweight to my technical studies at the Institute. The flexibility of the course and breadth of expertise among the…

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Jessica Gable ’17

I really enjoyed my time spent as a literature major. My decision to double major in literature (and chemistry) was a bit late in my undergraduate career, but I knew…

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Cara Lai ’16

I have loved to read for as long as I can remember –my mother is a librarian and I practically grew up in libraries. Books were, and still are, a…

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Casey Crownhart ’17

Literature was such an integral part of my undergraduate experience. I am so immensely grateful for the support I received from the students, faculty, and staff in the section. I…

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Anna Walsh ’16

What is your favorite lit class you’ve taken and why? I loved taking Modern Fiction with Professor Howard Eiland and Reading Fiction with Dr. Julia Panko. Both focused on twentieth…

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Cathleen Nalezyty ’16

Becoming a joint major in literature was the best decision I’ve made during my time at MIT. I’ve always been a fan of literature and I knew since my first…

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Sarah Wharton ’17

What is your favorite book or film? The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White. I have a copy that my first grade teacher gave me. It’s the best book…

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Elizabeth Berg ’16

What is your favorite Literature class that you’ve taken? Race and Identity in American Literature. It was the most thought-provoking class I’ve ever taken. What is your favorite book or…

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