Georgia Southern University English graduate publishes book!

Kameelah Martin, who graduated from our department in 2000 has published Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics: African Spirituality in American Cinema with Lexington Books. Currently, she is a professor of African American literature at Savannah State University.

Explore the world of words and ideas while preparing for a variety of creative and dynamic careers.   

The disciplines of literature and philosophy – the traditional core of the humanities – ask the big questions: What does it mean to be human? How do we make meaning in this world? What is the relationship of individuals to society?

Today these questions are complicated by topics such as class, race, ethnicity, and gender – all of which are addressed by the Department. From Shakespeare to Postcolonial Studies to Existentialism to Epistemology, the Department of Literature and Philosophy has something for everyone.

If you are committed to another major, the Department offers minors in English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Irish Studies – all of which complement any major.

Studying literature or philosophy provides excellent preparation for professional employment in any area where the close examination of written texts and the ability to communicate well are important. The Department takes pride in working with students to connect their immediate studies with their long-term goals. The Department’s goal is to promote critical thinking, effective communication, and intellectual engagement with the key ideas in our fields.


Department of Literature and Philosophy • P.O. Box 8023 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5471
Room 3307 • Newton Building • 622 COBA Drive • Statesboro, GA 30460