Literature and Theatre Department

The Department of Literature and Theatre (LAT) expands students’ horizons by introducing them to some of the world’s greatest literary, theatrical and filmic works while pursuing a university degree.  

LAT faculty will help you master marketable skills in writing, analysis, performance, and innovation while exposing you to the very best of humanity’s artistic achievements.  Develop necessary skills in writing, critical thinking, and argumentation while studying a dizzying array of literary and cinematic works. Tap into your creative side with applied courses in theatre and creative writing courses in poetry, fiction and screenwriting.

There are over 30 courses to choose from, but the LAT department offers more than just coursework. LAT students can join AUBG’s award-winning theatrical productions, meet fellow bookworms in the Literary Society, and see their own poetry and fiction in print through LAT’s creative writing publication, Fly in the Head. 

We invite all AUBG students to take advantage of the breadth of experiences we offer, both through our general education courses and through our degree programs. LAT is home to the Literature major and minor, and the minor in Film and Theatre Studies. We also have a number of students undertaking self-designed majors in Theatre and Film Studies. Whether you’re interested in theory, or hope to pursue a career in in the creative arts, the LAT department has something to offer.

Did you know that:
  • The Bulgarian Poets and Writers series hosts readings by noted writers.
  • Students publish their creative writing in the annual magazine Fly in the Head.
  • Students and professors regularly present their work at the AUBG Annual Research Conference.
  • The Department hosts the Literary Society students club. 
  • Students from the creative writing classes regularly present their work at literary events in the Panitza Library
  • More than 30 theater plays are staged annually.
  • AUBG students stage a world-famous musical every year. Past productions include Chicago, West Side Story, Hairspray, Moulin Rouge, and Grease.
  • Students from the Film and Theatre Studies Minor recently watched a seven and a half hour Hungarian film in Black and White and in which very little happened.
  • Film Studies students regularly visit Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Balkan Survey.
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