English: Literature

For centuries, literature has played a role in documenting society's conflicts and inspiring change for the world's most disenfranchised populations.

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird viewed the struggles of the civil rights era through the eyes of an innocent child. The Great Gatsby captured the spirit of Fitzgerald's generation and the decline of the American Dream. Nineteen Eighty-Four introduced "Big Brother" into the lexicon and Alex Haley's Roots gave a name to the anguish of slavery in America. As a literature major at Emmanuel, you will learn how the written word can be used as a powerful tool to affect change in your own world.