Welcome to Languages & Literature

Welcome to the Languages and Literature Department at Drury University! We offer four majors and four minors, an exciting range of courses from introductory courses in writing, literature and foreign language to advanced classes in Hispanic cultural studies, world literature, and French and Francophone culture and civilization. Our degree programs help students gain skills in writing, critical thinking, public speaking, creative expression, interpersonal communication skills, and intercultural competence.

We are exceptionally proud of our students and graduates. Students studying in our programs are deeply involved with the Humanities House, the Foreign Languages House, the Humanities Film Series, The Spanish Club, the French Club, and The Currents student literary magazine. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in education, law, business, and the arts.

The faculty of Languages and Literature includes top-notch researchers and teachers. Dr. Elizabeth Nichols and Dr. Tim Robbins recently edited the book, Pop Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Patrick Moser published the book, Pacific Passages: An Anthology Surf Writing. Dr. Katie Gilbert and Dr. Kevin Henderson are both recent Drury Faculty Awards winners for their teaching and service to Drury.

Tiny Arts and LettersCharacter sketches

Tiny Tiny Arts and Letters is a project space and small works gallery that shows the creative work of writers and artists.  

Tiny Arts and Letters explores the intersection of image and text. It celebrates the small, the concentrated: micro essays and flash fiction, prints and poems, etchings, sketches, illustrations, sculpture and painting are some of the works we feature in the space. 

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