Words Change Worlds
Because we believe writers and readers are agents of change;
Because we believe when we write and read, we change ourselves, our relationships and our communities, both local and global;
Because we believe we need more understanding, not less;
Because we believe we need more writers and readers, not fewer:
We read texts from across time and across cultures,
texts about individuals and texts about communities.
We read books that matter, from the traditional to the radical.
We teach literary studies because the world needs writers and readers.
We teach literary studies because words change worlds.