Catalog 2015-2016

Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language

Hendrix-Murphy 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. 

Nationally and 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.

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