Modern Thought and Literature

advancing the study of critical issues in the modern world and reshaping the ways in which disciplinary scholarship is understood and practiced since 1971

MTL is the place where people do the “studies” - ethnic studies, gender studies, media studies, sciences studies, and so on. I was able to obtain an excellent training in three interdisciplinary fields, working with faculty from several disciplines, including the sciences.

- Sarah Richardson 


Thursday, October 5, 2023. 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Margaret Jacks Hall - Terrace Room
(Building 460, Room 426)
Thursday, November 9, 2023. 4:00pm
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room (426)


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