Why Study Literature and Media?

    The intersection of literature and media understands the power of the written word across various platforms, communicating the diversity of genres, histories, and cultures.

    Why Study Literature and Media at MMC?

    The Literature and Media concentration extends students writing, analytical and research skills to understand and interpret various media, including film, television and new technology. This is EWL’s home for budding film-makers, video documentarians, long-form journalists, fan fiction writers, and social media practitioners who bring literary sensibilities to their work.

    What You Will Learn

    Students who concentrate in Literature and Media take a blend of both literature and communication courses, building connections between content, genres, and methods. Within individual courses such as The Visual Memoir, Narrating Climate Change, Special Topics: Video Game Storytelling, and Shakespeare and Film, these connections become even more concrete and expressive.

    Program Highlights

    The New York Public Library

    New York City bursts with literary history and culture — from Shakespeare in the Park and the Public Theater to the New York Public Library and Strand Bookstore in the East Village.

    It’s a city where the streets offer a map of literary history filled with places from which classics sprang. The literary past of New York City is only surpassed by its present— find writing, performance, and cultural events any night of the week.

    Solange Guerrero and Cassie Sublette
    Attention to career development is integrated into our curriculum: develop critical reading, writing, research, and thinking skills essential for success not only in your academic work but also in your professional lives beyond the classroom.  
    Pace University
    MMC has a unique partnership with Pace University that allows up to two qualified students per year to begin pursuing their Masters’s degree in Publishing while completing their undergraduate degree. This program offers considerable advantages for students who are eager to establish themselves on a career path beyond entry-level positions in publishing and is particularly attractive to students who have strong interests in language, literature, and writing.


    Careers and Outcomes

    As an English and World Literatures major, you will be well prepared for numerous options after you graduate — from graduate school to careers in a wide range of professions.


    • Technical Writer
    • Social Media Manager
    • Lawyer
    • Teacher
    • Editor
    • Content Manager


    The Carson Review

    The mark of a thriving undergraduate creative writing program is in the eminence of its student literary magazine: The Carson Review is Marymount Manhattan College’s creative writing journal, published once a year in the spring.

    Learn more about The Carson Review

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