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Literary and Cultural Studies
 
Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the binding glue of the graduate program. For many of us, it’s at the intersection of literary and cultural studies from which the greatest intellectual excitement emerges. Where else can one explore the resonances of literary history in the present — of Shakespeare in the discourse of Seinfeld, or of the “constitutional femininity” that remakes Ireland as a nationalist mother? Where else can one witness Spike Lee’s signifyin’ in Bamboozled on the battles over African American cultural expression, or address the convergence of the aesthetic with the popular in the dialogue between Henry James and H.G. Wells? Students opting for a concentration in literary and cultural studies combine generalist with more specialized coursework in their time at the University of Louisiana. This balance, we believe, is crucial to today’s professional markets, where individuals with the ability to teach across composition, literature surveys, and specialist courses possess a crucial advantage.
 
 
 

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