French and Francophone Studies
The French Graduate Program provides graduate students with a strong base of historical coverage, spanning from the Middle Ages to the present, including Francophone studies. The department also offers a strong emphasis on past and recent developments in literary and critical theory that influence French scholarship. Faculty interests such as linguistics, comparative literature, critical theory, film studies, and women’s studies ensure that students are exposed to interdisciplinary approaches and are invited to integrate these perspectives into their program. The doctoral program is distinguished by individualized study and intensive collaboration between faculty and students. The department prides itself on its strong tradition of mentorship, which encourages students to develop a truly unique course of research. In addition, the department provides its graduate students with numerous academic and teaching opportunities.