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English - Literature

Literature includes a wide variety of genres, cultures and time periods. It stretches across history and tells stories of triumphs, tragedies and everything in between. There are classic authors and budding novelists, genre writers and biographers. The possibilities — and stories — are endless. As a literature student, you'll dive headfirst into those stories as you explore the literary canon and beyond. You'll write and read, analyze and interpret. The skills you obtain from a literature degree are relevant to any number of fields, so what are you waiting for? Get started today.

College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Department of English and philosophy

Average class size



Main campus

Clubs and Internships

Take your English education to the next level with the English Student Organization (ESO) to participate in fiction/poetry readings, writing workshops, book sales, mixers and more. Plus, get involved with "Notations," our own student-run literary magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and artwork by Murray State students.

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