World Literature is cultural exploration through works of the creative imagination.
FIND WRITING YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED
Taught in English, our courses are a great place to get started with literature. You’ll get a full spectrum of approaches to reading, enjoying and evaluating all types of literature, from stories to poetry to creative nonfiction.
Drew’s Arabic professor hosted a world lit “poetry slam” where students read their poems in many different languages. World literature is a critical element of global studies. It’s a way of traveling through cultures by hearing how people represent themselves in their own voice.
Suspenseful accounts of voyages, literature of protest and dissent, love in different tongues—our world literature courses are team taught by faculty with roots in cultures and languages that span the globe.
John R. Lenz
Associate professor & chair
I once had a student tell me that he went to a job interview and got the job because they talked about the Greek historian Thucydides the whole time. As for me, I’m researching ancient Greek religion and how it differed from, and evolved into, Christianity.
Ph.D., Columbia University
The compelling themes of Arabic, Israeli, Persian or Turkish literature in “Middle East Literatures in Translation”