Photo of Matisse's Dance, 1910

Upcoming Events

For details about upcoming events, please see the ECS Events page.

Conference: The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse

October 1-2
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Lecture: "Reality as Palimpsest"

Featuring Howard Eiland, Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room 303

ECS Fall Chocolate Cake Lecture: "The Musilanguage Hypothesis and the Origins of Poetry"

Featuring Anna Christina Ribeiro, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Texas Tech University
Monday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m.
Location TBD


The European Cultural Studies Program (ECS) offers students the opportunity to study English and continental literature in translation in conjunction with one or more related disciplines: fine arts, history, music, philosophy, politics, sociology and theater arts.

ECS is for those students who feel intellectually adventurous, who want to explore the interrelationships of literature with various other disciplines in order to gain a broader perspective of what constitutes "culture." With the advent of an ever-changing Europe, students in ECS will be better prepared, in all areas, to keep abreast with current and future events.

Many of our students spend some time abroad to get a feel for the cultures in which they are most interested. ECS majors have gone on to graduate school (in history, politics, English and other fields), law school, business school and advanced programs in international studies.