programs enrich the study of literature and language in both
traditional and innovative ways, from lecture and reading series to
unique on- and off-campus learning opportunities.
internationally acclaimed literary scholars, novelists, poets,
playwrights, and theater directors present lectures, readings, and
performances, and meet and work informally with students and faculty.
The Foundation also hosts longer residencies for award-winning visiting
theater directors and creative writers, who teach for periods from
several weeks to a full semester.
To extend students’ horizons
even further, Hendrix-Murphy supports study abroad scholarships and
summer programs in Spain and France.
On campus, many students
also participate in Language House, a year’s residential living
experience rotating annually among French, German, and Spanish; a
Writing Center that provides peer tutoring in writing, literature,
languages, and other subjects; creative writing competitions; classical
and other literature readings; Classics, German, French, Chinese, and
Spanish cultural activities; a student reading series; craft talks by
professional writers; student literary awards; book discussion groups,
collective oral readings of great works, and book clubs.