The Program in Literary Studies is designed for students who wish to secure a comprehensive background in major works of world literature, as well as an ability to experience a literary text directly in a language other than English.

The program draws upon the combined resources of the individual language and literature departments and provides undergraduates with access to the literature curriculum as a whole, allowing them to count toward requirements for the major any literature course offered by any department—including programs at other institutions in the United States and elsewhere in the world.  In sum, the Literary Studies Program enables students to achieve a broad awareness of a variety of major literatures of different periods, while at the same time encouraging them to demonstrate a mastery of a single body of literature (e.g., works limited to a particular language, period, or genre).



Program in Literary Studies

Axinn Center at Starr Library
15 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753