The French Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is currently accepting applications to the MA and PhD degree programs for the academic year 2022-2023.
The French Graduate program covers a range of literary culture from medieval to contemporary fiction, from New Caledonia to the Indian Ocean, to Canada, from body language in the sixteenth century to bodily inscriptions such as tattooing practicing in Oceania, to literary and non-literary translation. Students can add a minor in another language (German or Spanish), and in fields like English, History, Human Rights, and Medieval and Renaissance studies. Or students can deepen their command of French culture with more French courses. Students will also have the opportunity to take cutting-edge, team-taught courses, creative writing, and courses in cultural studies. Recent course offerings include graduate seminars on humor, French women writers, and the detective novel, and other advanced classes including the French fairy tale genre, ecological fiction in the Francophone world, literary translation, and autofiction.
Ours is a cosmopolitan department. Current and recent French students hail from Nebraska, Colorado, Minnesota, Ghana, Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Belgium, and France. You will also get to know students in the Spanish and German graduate programs from Spain, Germany, and Latin America. We are also a smaller department, which has the advantage of offering students individualized attention and a warm, collegial experience.
Through an agreement with the Université Gustave Eiffel in the Paris suburbs, UNL graduate students in French are eligible to apply to spend a year living in Paris or the environs and teaching English at the university level.
Funding is available as graduate teaching assistantships, augmented by fellowships that are awarded to recognize merit, to support presenting papers at academic conferences, and to reward scholarly publications.
For more information, please visit https://modlang.unl.edu/french-graduate-program or contact our Graduate Advisor, Julia Frengs, at email@example.com.