Modern Languages and Literatures

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate degrees offered

Degrees

  • M.A.; Ph.D.

Areas

Specializations - what's a specialization?
  • French
  • German (M.A. only)
  • Spanish
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Contacts for Modern Languages and Literatures

Graduate Chair

Rigoberto Guevara

Graduate Secretary

Ms. Casandra Siefkes csiefkes2@unl.edu
402-472-3746

Campus Address

1111 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0315


Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies


See also: steps to admission.

Required by Modern Languages and Literatures in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): None
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample and voice recording in target language
  • Use GAMES for online submission of materials
Please see the department's application checklist for specific information regarding letters of recommendation, personal statement, writing sample and voice recording.

Application Deadlines for Modern Languages and Literatures
Fall: February 1 Spring: October 1

Description

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers graduate degrees with specializations in German, French, and Spanish. The program allows for combining broad courses in literature, specialized seminars, interdisciplinary or supportive work in other fields, languages, and research.

Graduate assistants hone their teaching skills in a seminar on methodology and by working closely with course coordinators. The department hosts research conferences and participates in university programs such as the digital texts initiative, Latin American studies, and study abroad.

As a department housing many languages, it is possible for graduate students to teach in more than one language and to do significant advanced study in the literature of a second foreign language which may lead to a minor in a second language at the M.A. level or a Ph.D. dissertation with a multinational focus.

Some online courses are available in this program.

Courses and More

Students in Modern Languages and Literatures are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and research

Ikuho Amano
Asian; Decadence; East-West Literary Relations; Literary Theory and Film
Japanese
Radha Balasubramanian
19th Century Russian Literature; Short Fiction
Russian
Christina Brantner
Romanticism; Interaction of Music, Literature, and the Arts; Women Writers; Translation of Poetry
German
Tom Carr
17th and 18th Century Literature, Quebec; Convent Writing
French
Elizabeth Enkin
Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition (Spanish)
Nicole Fouletier-Smith
Second Language Acquisition; Contemporary French Civilization
French-Emeritus
Jose Gonzalez
Contemporary and Recent Latin American Narrative; Critical Theory and Literary History
Spanish
Iker González-Allende
Basque Narrative; Spanish Civil War; Republican Exile; Gender Studies
Spanish
Rigoberto Guevara
Latin American Modernism, Poetry of Human Rights, Civilization, and Culture
Spanish
Priscilla Hayden-Roy
16th and 18th Century German Literature; German Children's Literature; Second Language Acquisition
German
Evelyn Jacobson
Translation Studies and Medieval German Literature
German
Manfred Jacobson
19th Century Literature; The Novella
German-Emeritus
Marie-Chantal Kalisa
Representation of Gendered Violence in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
French
Dieter Karch
German
Lola Lorenzo
Methodology (Spanish)
Adelaido Martinez
Emeritus
Antonio Martinez
Emeritus
Errapel Mejias-Vicandi
Linguistics; Advanced Grammar (Spanish)
Catherine Nickel
Drama and Short Stories of Valle-Inclan; Contemporary Latin American Women Authors; Narrative Technique
Spanish-Emeritus
Oscar Pereira Zazo
Intersection between Subjectivity and Culture; Spanish Cinema; Historiography of Spanish Literature; Politics and Culture
Spanish
Nora Peterson
Medieval/Early/Modern/Comparative Literature (French)
Mila Saskova-Pierce
Cultural History; Teaching Methodology; Slavic Linguistics
Czech and Russian
Robert Shirer
20th Century German Literature; Expressionist Lyric; Film and Popular Culture; Folklore
German
Jordan Stump
Literary Theory; Contemporary Novels; Ontology of Fiction; Literary Translation
French
Harriet Turner
19th Century Literature and Culture in Spain; Translation
Spanish
M. Isabel Velázquez
Sociolinguistics; Bilingualism; Language Acquisition; Heritage Speaker Pedagogy; U.S. and Mexico Border Language Contact
Spanish
Elizabeth Wilhelmensen
Spanish Golden Age literature, with a particular focus on the works of Cervantes
Emeritus

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