Doctoral Studies at UM
PhD in Romance Studies, Spanish and French
The University of Miami offers doctoral degree programs in French and Spanish leading to the Ph.D. in Romance Studies, uniquely configured to foster comparative and interdisciplinary study within the context of the literary and cultural traditions identified by each language. We also offer substantial training in pedagogical theory and practice, and have opportunities to teach at all levels of the curriculum.
Students can pursue a curriculum based solely on their language area, or one that also includes a second language. Within the department, the programs in French and Spanish are supported by a range of engaging faculty. We offer advanced work in German, Italian, and Portuguese, as well as basic language training in Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese and Japanese. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) houses a Department of Classics (http://www.as.miami.edu/classics/), which offers courses in Latin, Greek, and ancient civilizations, and various colleagues in the Departments of English (http://www.as.miami.edu/english/graduate/) and History (http://www.as.miami.edu/history/graduate.html) also specialize in literary and theoretical traditions that can contribute to a comparative perspective within the Ph.D. in Romance Studies.
All students develop experience in a second discipline, such as history, art, anthropology, film studies, etc. Specialists in the cultures of Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean can be found in many departments throughout the university, including History, Motion Picture Studies, Sociology, International Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Art and Art History, Anthropology, and Music. CAS is home to the new Center for the Humanities (http://www.humanities.miami.edu/), which offers a variety of interdisciplinary research groups for faculty and graduate students (http://www.humanities.miami.edu/programs/groups), dissertation fellowships (http://www.humanities.miami.edu/programs/fellows), and organizes annual symposia (http://www.humanities.miami.edu/programs/symposia) and lectures (http://www.humanities.miami.edu/programs/lectures/). The Center for Latin American Studies complements the many resources available for graduate research and study (http://www.as.miami.edu/clas/).
Miami and the South Florida region provide an exceptionally diverse and stimulating environment for graduate study. Located on the shores of both the Caribbean and the Atlantic, this vibrant region serves as a meeting point for the Americas, Europe, and Africa. The linguistic and cultural riches of Miami can also serve as a living laboratory for both historical and contemporary study. Not only is Miami home to a diverse range of Spanish-speaking cultures, it harbors the second largest French-speaking population in the United States. Numerous events throughout the year showcase international film, literary, artistic, theatrical, and cultural productions that make for a truly inspiring teaching and learning environment.
2011-12 promises to be yet another exciting year in the department. We will let you know all the upcoming events very soon. In the meantime, please check the Events page for the most current information!
Elena Grau-Lleveria, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
University of Miami
P. O. Box 248093
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-4650
Phone: (305) 284-5585
Fax: (305) 284-2068E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org