Literature and Media Concentration
The Traditional and the Cutting Edge
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.
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.
Students in Dr. Jennifer Brown’s Shakespeare and Film class not only read and study famous Shakespearean plays, but also watch the cinematic translations of his beloved stories and discuss the trends, controversies, and styles of adaptation.
In Dr. Cecilia Feilla’s Gothic Fiction course, students constructed a one-day interactive pop-up museum on campus. Students referenced both the course texts and their own particular areas of interest, including gothic literary monsters.
As a final collaborative project, students in Dr. Magda Maczynska’s Narrating Climate Change class developed a pop-up exhibit on Climate Fiction, including research, art installations, and activities.