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by Daniel Tripp — Posted Nov 13, 2014 02:59 PM

Penn State is the Historic Home of American Literary Studies

Our American literature faculty continue the mission of Fred Lewis Pattee, who was the first in the nation to hold the title of Professor of American Literature.

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Adventure Awaits with Penn State English

Students in our Adventure Literature courses climb, hike, or kayak their way through literary landscapes and write about their experiences.

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