This program of study is designed to give students the opportunity to specialize in one of four areas of
concentration while requiring that they do approximately half of their course work in other subject areas.
The goal is to provide a broad overview of the changing field of English studies and of the place that
each student's interest occupies within that field. The four concentrations from which the students may
Together, these four concentrations provide a rough map of the terrain of contemporary English studies, and
we therefore begin the description of our M.A. program with a brief account of their different aims and