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Literary New York

If you want your studies of Writing, Literature, and Language to be immersed in literary history and enriched by once-in-a-lifetime literary and cultural events, then the question is

Why go anywhere other than New York City?

The New York Public Library
New York City bursts with literary history and culture — from Shakespeare in the Park and the Public Theater to the New York Public Library and Strand Bookstore in the East Village.

It’s a city where the streets offer a map of literary history filled with places from which classics sprang. The literary past of New York City is only surpassed by its present— find writing, performance, and cultural events any night of the week.

In my Hispanic Civilization course, I always take my students to the Hispanic Society of America in Washington Heights right before our mid-term exam so they can see art and artifacts from the Iberian Peninsula from the Punic Wars through the 20th century. After our final exam, I take them to El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem where we see exhibits from Latin America and from Hispanic communities in the United States. 

Michael Colvin  Michael ColvinChair and Professor of Writing, Literature, and Language

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