what students say
This is what we hear around the hallways…
“Literature classes really informed my peacebuilding and theory studies and helped me develop a critical eye.”
“This is what I always wanted college to be like”
Language and Literature Studies
Language and literature studies at EMU offer a robust and challenging mix of formative classes with mentoring professors, many of whom have theological training and have lived internationally.
What makes our program unique?
- Deep understanding of how cross-cultural study impacts learning.
- Cross-discipline approach to learning
- Conversation-based approach to learning or teaching a second language
- Focus on critical thinking and immersion into text
Language and literature program news
Contingent of EMU educators to present at annual Peace and Justice Studies Conference in HarrisonburgOctober 6th, 2015
As peace and justice studies educators from around the country converge on James Madison University for the Oct. 15-17 Peace and Justice Studies Conference, a large contingent of faculty and alumni of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) are in final preparations. Professor Catherine Barnes offers a keynote address and more than 20 Eastern Mennonite University other …More
Nine ‘SALTers’ head into communities around the world for a year of service with Mennonite Central CommitteeSeptember 11th, 2015
They are individuals willing to get their hands dirty, be flexible, make mistakes, be challenged, and to live simply in communities around the world. They do not come as experts, but as people who have a desire to learn from others, value building relationships, and are passionate about working for peace and social justice. This …More
Chilean-American writer Marjorie Agosín helps to inaugurate Latino Heritage Month, brings poetry and art to campusSeptember 10th, 2015
Many on the Eastern Mennonite University campus are anticipating the Sept. 17-18 visit of Chilean-American writer Majorie Agosín. A professor of Latin American studies and Spanish language at Wellesley College, Agosín will share poetry, art, conversation and personal history with the campus community and with select groups of faculty and students, including graduate students from …More