Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures
Engaged • Challenging • Global
“Thinking is dangerous,” the political philosopher Hannah Arendt once said. Welcome to Rice’s Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures. Thinking is what we do, in six programs and in at least six languages, over nearly three thousand years, and across the world, from ancient Greece to modern Europe, the Caribbean, and Global Latin America.
Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures
We encourage responsible and inclusive citizenship in our students as we prepare them for local, international, or global careers that require an adventurous, adaptable, and creative mindset. Students learn transformative skills that enable them to better effect change in the world and create their own unconventional paths. Our programs foster an intellectually lively and culturally diverse community where teaching and research explore critical questions around aesthetics, ethics and politics.