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Languages and Literature M.A.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers an M.A. in Languages and Literature with specializations in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, French, or Spanish. The degree requirements vary depending on which area a student chooses. See below for more information on each individual emphasis.

Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies

Through a specialization in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, students explore texts and meaning across world cultures. With its methodology based in the idea that new insights about our world traditions are illuminated when they are compared and contrasted, the program promotes cross-cultural and interdisciplinary analysis. For more information click here.


Our distinguished faculty have a wide range of teaching and research interests, and together cover all periods of French and Francophone literature and culture and language studies. All of our graduate classes are discussion-based seminars, so students enjoy a communal approach to education and forge meaningful intellectual relationships with their professors. For more information click here.


The Spanish Literature specialization prepares students to approach texts and cultural production from a variety of methodological and theoretical paradigms, and to conduct research in the field. Students will acquire knowledge of a broad body of canonical and non-canonical texts from Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean from an interdisciplinary perspective. For more information click here.

Last Updated: 9/12/16