Photo of Matisse's Dance, 1910

2015-2016 UDRs

Meet the 2015-2016 ECS UDRs, Matthew Chernick and Eve Litvak! Visit the UDRs page to learn more.

Class of 2015

Congratulations to all of our European Cultural Studies students who graduated on Sunday, May 17!

Spring 2015 ECS Lemon Cake Lecture

Watch the video of the Spring 2015 ECS Lemon Cake Lecture, featuring Professor Caryl Emerson of Princeton University speaking on "Bakhtin and the Actor."

The event was sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the European Cultural Studies Program, and the Mandel Center for the Humanities.


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.