English and Cultural Studies at Bryant

The teaching and research provided through our department focus upon the critical interpretation, social and historical context, and creative expression of literature and culture.
Bryant Professor Amber Day

About This Department

Creative expression through literature, film, dance, music, poetry, drama, or the visual arts is a powerful form of communication. 

The Department of English and Cultural Studies offers courses that allow exploration of the deeper meanings of these forms to cultivate the understanding and skills critical to success in a complex, multicultural world. Through this investigation, students learn to think beyond their own experience and to understand how their ideas and actions shape the world they live in. 

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Literary and Cultural Studies, as well as a variety of concentrations and minors.

Coughlin publishes book on Ecocriticism

Professor of Visual Studies Maura Coughlin co-edited (with Emily Gephart of Tufts) Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene in Nineteenth Century Art and Visual Culture, published by Routledge in 2019. This volume brings ethical and political concerns for the environment, nonhuman animals, and social justice to the study of nineteenth-century visual culture. For more on her book, watch this video interview.

Coughlin publishes book on Ecocriticism

ECS Maura Coughlin with her book on Ecocritism

Rankings

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Rankings

Bryant University is ranked No. 7 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 annual “Regional Universities North” category.