Italian Studies

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Italian Studies

Location

Location

  • Department of Italian Studies
  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 425
  • Montreal, QC H3A 3R1
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-3953
  • Fax: 514-398-1748
  • Email: italian.studies [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/italian

About Italian Studies

About Italian Studies

The Department's current areas of expertise and methodological orientations are broadly indicated below. Prospective applicants should also consult individual faculty members' research profiles on the Departmental website for more detailed information. They are also invited to send research inquiries to individual professors.

  • A) 19th, 20th, and 21st century narrative;
  • B) Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture; and
  • C) Italian cinema from post-World War II neorealism to the present.

These areas are approached from the perspective of:

  1. relations with the historical, social, and political contexts;
  2. intertextual relations with contemporary and antecedent works and movements in other European literatures and cultures, with a special attention to questions of identity construction;
  3. gender issues; and
  4. cultural studies.

Master's Programs

The coursework and the thesis and/or research papers must demonstrate that the student possesses a sound knowledge of the language, is familiar with all periods of Italian literature, and has developed the background and skills necessary to carry out scholarly research.

The regulations concerning the M.A. degree, as stated in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Regulations and Resources publication apply.

Master of Arts (M.A.); Italian (Thesis) (45 credits)
Students enrolled in the M.A. (thesis) option complete seven 3-credit courses and write an M.A. thesis under the direction of a faculty member.
Master of Arts (M.A.); Italian (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)
Students enrolled in the M.A. (non-thesis) option complete nine 3-credit courses and two in-depth research papers under the direction of a faculty member.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

Italian Studies Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Italian Studies Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The B.A. degree with Honours or Joint Honours in Italian or its equivalent and a CGPA of 3.2 constitute the minimum requirement. Applicants who do not have these prerequisites may be admitted to a Qualifying Year, or, in some cases, to a Qualifying Term.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

Applications will be considered upon receipt of:

  1. application form;
  2. two certified copies of all university transcripts (all transcripts not in English or French must be accompanied by a certified English or French translation);
  3. two letters of recommendation (in English or French);
  4. a sample critical essay, written in Italian;
  5. applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit a TOEFL. Minimum score of 86, with each component score not less than 20, required on the Internet-based TOEFL examination. Proof of TOEFL must be presented at time of application or shortly thereafter;
  6. application fee of $100;
  7. statement of academic intent.

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.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

Italian Studies Faculty

Italian Studies Faculty

Chair
TBA
Graduate Director
Lucienna Kroha
Emeritus Professor
Pamela D. Stewart; B.A.(Montr.), M.A.(McG.), F.R.S.C.
Associate Professors
Eugenio Bolongaro; B.A., LL.B.(Br. Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Lucienne Kroha; B.A., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Harv.)
Assistant Professor
Matteo Soranzo; Dott.Lett.(Padua), Ph.D.(Wisc.)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

Master of Arts (M.A.); Italian (Thesis) (45 credits)

Master of Arts (M.A.); Italian (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Faculty of Arts—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)