About Us

Our Mission

We believe that the study of literature is essential to the work of social justice. We come to know others by the stories they tell, even as we determine who we are by the stories we tell ourselves.

The study of literature is central to the work of justice in other ways as well, for the literary imagination.

Extraordinary Experiences

Our content seeks to enrich the practice of historicist inquiry by approaching conventional historical periods as moments of social and literary transformation. Our curriculum encourages us to talk to one another across historical boundaries, finding areas of commonality.

We urge students to uncover how texts resonate with their evolving experiences of self and of the world around them. Indeed, in this framework, the study of literature emerges an important social practice occurring within a community of thinkers who are similarly engaged in networks of critical, historical, and ethical investigations.