About English and Cultural Studies

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

Our faculty

Our faculty include prominent scholars, teachers, and practitioners, and the former poet laureate of Rhode Island. They bring their expertise to bear in research, publishing, consulting, and community service, and personally guide students who seek internships, admission to graduate programs, and careers that rely on communication skills cultivated by the department. 

Majoring in literary and cultural studies

Students pursing this major learn about the music, literature, art, and cultural practices of their own community as well as others. They engage in creative expression through language, performance studies, creative writing and other forms. Students develop creative skills as they learn to see themselves as agents whose actions shape the world they live in.

Concentrations and minors

The department offers concentrations in Creative and Applied Arts, Literary and Cultural Studies, Literature, and Media and Cultural Studies. Minors are offered in Literary and Cultural Studies, Literature, and Media and Cultural Studies.  Faculty within the department also teach courses that are components of several interdisciplinary concentrations.

Where our students go

Graduates of Bryant’s Literary and Cultural Studies program go on to prestigious graduate programs and are in demand by business, industry, and nonprofit organizations.

Bank of America
Lasalle Academy
Massachusetts General Hospital
New England Controls
Penguin Random House
Phoenyx Marketing
Rhode Island Parent Information Network
WGBH Boston
Boston University
Fairfield University
Northeastern University
Roger Williams University
University of Connecticut School of Law
University of New Hampshire

Inspiring Faculty

English and Cultural Studies - Department Page - Chair - Martha Kuhlman

Inspiring Faculty

Our faculty includes accomplished authors, artists, and researchers as well as two Fulbright Scholars. These award-winning educators and mentors specialize in areas as diverse as political satire, women's studies, African popular culture, Asian American literature, comics and graphic narratives, and environmental art. Among them is:


Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Department Chair