Students

Lauren Clamon ’20

Studying literature at MIT has been one of the best experiences of my life. I was convinced in middle and early high school that I hated literature, and that I…

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Kathryn Jiang ’20

Declaring 21L might have been the best decision I’ve made at MIT. Never would I have imagined the depth of conversations we’d touch on in seminars or the incredible friendships…

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Ivy Li ’20

1. Existentialism and Literature was the reason why I majored in 21L. The existential problem of contending with external systems and ethics became personal and critical for me. Prof. Brinkema,…

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Kyle Archer ‘ 18

“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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