The Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies aims at preparing students to become first-rate scholars and teachers. It provides students with a critical and theoretical foundation in literary, cultural studies and language pedagogy, ample opportunities for interdisciplinary work in areas of Hispanic literature and cultural studies. The Department prides itself on its small classes and warm, friendly atmosphere in which interaction between faculty and students is encouraged. In and out of class, students enjoy an open and supportive environment. The Hispanic Graduate program produces award winning students who go onto prestigious PhD programs, such as that of Brown, Johns Hopkins, the University of Virginia and other universities. We also welcome students who are interested in teaching Spanish at the high-school level.
In addition to the Master's program, graduate certificates of advanced studies may be obtained. For information about all the graduate programs in Hispanic Studies contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Silvia Nagy-Zekmi.
The Hispanic Studies Graduate Program organizes a number of cultural events, conferences, lectures by renowned scholars, film series and other cultural events. For example, in October 2011 we celebrated the centenary of Peruvian writer, José María Arguedas. . Before that we held other major events, such as: Festival de poesía (2010), Homenaje a Juan Ramón Jiménez (2007), Cervantes at 400 (2004) with Antonio Muñoz Molina as the keynote speaker.
The diverse group of students who come from different parts of the world, from all Latin American countries and Spain, as well as Bulgaria, Lebanon, Morocco, Poland, Russia, Syria, Serbia and others. They form a tight-knit, supportive Spanish speaking group where all have a chance to perfect their skills. Read what students say...
Congratulations to Andrés González Sánchez for publishing his first novel, La mitad de mí (Half of myself). He graduated from the Hispanic Studies program with a Master's degree in 2009, he has done doctoral studies at the University of Miami and moved back to Spain. Part of the novel takes place in Philadelphia, no doubt, the author's experiences in our city played a major role in his formation of the plot.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for prospective students:
THE RENOWN THEATER GROUP "LA ZARANDA" IS COMING TO VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 5, 6 AND 7TH, 2013!!!
Spanish Theatre Group "La Zaranda"