Fall 2011 - Summer 2012
The Department of Hispanic Studies is committed to the disciplined study of all aspects of the literature, intellectual history, and culture of Spain and Latin America, as well as the Spanish and Portuguese languages. Currently, the Department of Hispanic Studies has three outstanding research areas: Colonial and Peninsular Baroque and Enlightenment, with a variety of intellectual and methodological approaches; Queer Studies particularly focused on contemporary Argentina and Spain; and Film and Literary Studies on contemporary Latin America. The Department has an outstanding Media Resource Centre, whose collection of films and music has over 300 titles from Latin America and Spain, with media in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The Department offers unique opportunities for graduate students through its involvement in The Hispanic Baroque Project, a SSHRC-MCRI funded research project. The Project membership includes an international team of more than 30 scholars from all over the world.
A limited number of language instructorships are available each year and those interested should apply c/o the Graduate Coordinator.
|Master of Arts (M.A.); Hispanic Studies (Thesis) (48 credits)|
|(Currently, students are only admitted to the Thesis option in exceptional circumstances.)|
|The combination of three courses and one Thesis Preparation course will permit these students the 12 credits per term average that is required for most fellowships.|
|Master of Arts (M.A.); Hispanic Studies (Non-Thesis) (48 credits)|
|All candidates pursuing the M.A. without thesis, both full- and part-time, must successfully complete at least one of their Guided Research projects during the first 12 months. In accordance with the regulations established by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, students in non-thesis programs who do not take at least 12 credits per term for the duration of the program are considered to proceed toward their degree on a part-time basis.|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Hispanic Studies|
|Please consult the Department for more information about the Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies.|
M.A. Degree (Non-Thesis or Thesis)
(Currently, students are only admitted to the Thesis option in exceptional circumstances.)
In order to be admitted to graduate work in Hispanic Studies, candidates must fulfil the following prerequisites:
Students may be required to attend an approved course in English or French if their knowledge of either language is deemed inadequate.
Prospective candidates may certainly express their preference, but should note that the Graduate Committee of the Department of Hispanic Studies reserves the right to determine which of the two options (thesis/non-thesis) students admitted to the M.A. program will be permitted to pursue and/or continue to completion.
Applicants must normally possess an M.A. in Hispanic Studies, or in a related discipline, from a university of recognized standing. These applicants will be admitted to Ph.D. 2 and follow the program requirements listed below. Exceptionally qualified candidates may apply to enter into Ph.D. 1 directly from the B.A. Honours, and will be required to complete an additional six 3-credit courses above those listed below.
Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish, and when appropriate in Portuguese, plus a working knowledge of either French or English.
Applicants should submit samples of research papers that they have completed during the course of their previous studies. Submission of the results of the Graduate Record Examination is also encouraged.
Applications will be considered upon receipt of:
All information should be submitted directly to the Graduate Coordinator.
Dates for Guaranteed Consideration
For dates for guaranteed consideration, please consult the following website: www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/programs. Then select the appropriate program.
McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
|Chair of Graduate Program|
|J. Pérez-Magallón; Lic.Fil.(Barcelona), Ph.D.(Penn.)|
|K. Sibbald; M.A.(Cant.), M.A.(Liv.), Ph.D.(McG.)|
|D.A. Boruchoff; A.B., A.M., Ph.D.(Harv.)|
|A. Holmes; B.A.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ore.)|
|J.R. Jouvé-Martin; Lic.Fil.(Madrid), Ph.D.(G’town)|
|F. Macchi; Lic.Lit.(Buenos Aires), M.A.(Ore.), Ph.D.(Yale)|
|L. Alonso-Ovalle; Lic.(Oviedo), M.A., Ph.D.(Mass.) (joint appt. with Linguistics)|
For more information, see Master of Arts (M.A.); Hispanic Studies (Thesis) (48 credits).
All candidates pursuing the M.A. without thesis must complete HISP 615. Candidates choosing to focus their research on the literature of Spain will take HISP 616. Those wishing to specialize in the literature of Spanish America will take HISP 617. At the conclusion of each Research Project, students will be required to produce an extended essay, or series of ...
For more information, see Master of Arts (M.A.); Hispanic Studies (Non-Thesis) (48 credits).