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Washington-Area Resources

Marymount's prime location in the Washington area provides access to a variety of resources that enhance the educational experience for those studying English and Literature.

Research Facilities

  • Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC): Marymount belongs to WRLC, the Washington area's consortium of university libraries, which includes Georgetown University, the Catholic University of America, American University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, and the University of the District of Columbia. The WRLC makes the shared resources of these institutions easily available to all Marymount students.
  • Library of Congress: The nation's largest library collection is open to the public, and Marymount English program's introductory research course includes work at this historic site.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: The premier research institution in Shakespeare and Renaissance studies is located in Washington, DC.
Internship and Practicum Sites

For students of literature and language, the Washington area affords a wealth of opportunities for gaining valuable internship or practicum experience in high-level arts and humanities organizations. Here is a sampling:

A wide variety of other organizations in the area offer internships or practicums in research, writing, and editing.


The Washington area enjoys a lively, varied theater scene both in a newly revitalized theater district and in the close-in suburbs. Whenever possible, courses incorporate theater performances. Nearby theaters include


The area also offers a host of cultural resources, including the facilities of the Smithsonian Institution.