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The program includes an Interdisciplinary Minor in British Studies drawing on six different departments in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, the annual Gordon B. Hinckley Lecture in British Studies, and the Gordon B. Hinckley Chair in British Literature and Culture.

The British Studies Program, made possible in large part by the Gordon B. Hinckley Endowment in British Studies, is housed in the College of Humanities.

Key elements of the current program include an Interdisciplinary Minor in British Studies, the annual Gordon B. Hinckley Lecture in British Studies, and the Gordon B. Hinckley Professorship in British Literature and Culture.

The goal of British Studies is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a broadly-based, multi-faceted understanding of the culture and society of Great Britain and the former colonies of the British Empire. To this end, British Studies promotes interdisciplinary study across six departments (English, Film, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Theatre); and hosts public lectures by distinguished scholars.


 Faculty Advisory Board

Professor Chrisoula Andreou (Philosophy)

Professor Nadja Durbach (History)

Professor Tim Button (Political Science)

Professor Chris Lippard (Film)

Professor Vincent Pecora (English)

Professor Tim Slover (Theatre)

About Gordon B. Hinckley

Gordon Bitner Hinckley was born into a religiously dedicated and culturally refined family on June 23, 1910. His parents were both educators - a college president and an English teacher - who helped infuse Gordon with a love of learning. He grew up as a voracious reader, in a home with a library filled with more than a thousand volumes of literary, historical, and philosophical works.

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