American Literature Concentration

For Undergraduate English Majors

As an English major, you design your own concentration — a program of study based on your areas of interest, organized around a controlling theme or topic — with the help of your advisor. Below are some recommendations for students interested in this area.

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Recommended Courses

Recommended Experiences

Recommended Reading

Recommended Courses

(May require Graduate of Professional School)

  • Editing and Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Writing (journalism, corporate communications, grant writing)
  • Graduate or professional school (law, literature, librarianship, etc.)
  • Museums and cultural institutions

Professors to Know

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Joy Castro

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Kwakiutl Dreher

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Amanda Gailey

  • Associate Professor and Digital Humanities Liaison
  • (402) 472-1835
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Tom Gannon

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Melissa J. Homestead

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Tom Lynch

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Amelia María de la Luz Montes

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Kenneth M. Price

  • Hillegass University Professor of American Literature, Co-Director of the Walt Whitman Archive and Co-Director of the Center for Digital Research in Humanities
  • 336C Andrews Hall
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Guy Reynolds

  • Professor and Chair of the Undergraduate Program and Curriculum Committee
  • (402) 472-1882
  • 337D Andrews Hall
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Gregory E. Rutledge