The graduate program in Spanish is designed to prepare scholars for teaching and research in Spanish and Latin American literature and cultural studies. It is organized primarily for students seeking the Ph.D. degree, although the M.A. degree is awarded in the course of a student’s progress. The department does not usually admit students who intend to complete the M.A. only.

The faculty in Hispanic Studies offers a wide and diverse group of graduate courses in literary and cultural studies, as well as a core group of courses in linguistics. Research and teaching interests include all areas of Spanish literature beginning with the fifteenth century, and Latin American literature from its origins to the present. Faculty also have strong research and teaching profiles in cultural studies, including Latin American film, gender studies, theories of the body, historiography and fiction, and culture and power.

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