Graduate students study with internationally distinguished faculty in traditional areas of study such as Early Modern Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, American Literature, and African American Literature, as well as newer areas such as the Environmental Humanities. However, our program is best defined by our emphasis on archival research and material culture study that cuts across traditional historical and national boundaries.
To underscore our methodological strengths the department has instituted three Research Tracks in the graduate program:
1) Print and Material Culture
2) Race and Ethnicity
3) Transatlantic/Transnational Studies.
Students may elect to pursue one or more of these tracks over the course of their studies in our department (for more information please see the Graduate Handbook ).