MA Program in Hispanic Studies at Boston College

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of Boston College


Full Teaching Scholarships for Fall 2019

The Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures invites qualified students to apply for the Master of Arts program in Hispanic Studies. The department is committed to the professional formation of students, who graduate with broad experience in textual and cultural analysis, including a strong component of visual literacy and literary theory as well as pedagogical training and practice. Our courses focus on a wide range of texts from the early modern to the contemporary and seek an interdisciplinary approach to cultural and literary studies.
We expect an incoming class of 6-7 students, and maintain a low student-faculty ratio that allows individualized attention for each student. All graduate students are supported by Teaching Fellowships with full tuition remission and a stipend. Summer research scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
While attending graduate seminars, our Master’s students teach undergraduate language courses and participate in departmental activities. They are encouraged to contribute to the organization of an annual graduate conference in collaboration with other Romance Languages and Literature MA candidates. The 2018 conference, “Crossing Borders: Iterations of Cultural Identity” brought students and scholars from a number of colleges and universities nationwide. Our candidates also have the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary seminars on campus, such as the Early Americas Seminar, and to join the editorial board of Romance eReview, a peer-reviewed online graduate journal, where they oversee all editorial aspects of an academic journal, publish their work and
practice their editing skills.
Boston is a cosmopolitan city enriched by over forty universities and colleges as well as several institutions of Hispanic culture. In the second year of study, Master’s candidates at Boston College may enroll in courses offered at a consortium of local universities including Boston University, Tufts University and Brandeis University. In recent years, Masters candidates from Boston College have accepted prestigious doctoral fellowships at Brown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Boston University, and King’s College in London, among others. Those students who have chosen secondary teaching as a career have positions in some of the best public and private schools in the area.
The program welcomes U.S. and international applicants and seeks a balance of native and non-native speakers. Courses are taught in Spanish. Applicants must have a firm command of the Spanish language. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Spanish is preferred but not required.

The deadline for all M.A. applicants is March 1, 2019.

For more information: or contact Régine Jean-Charles, Graduate
Program Director [] 

Sarah H. Beckjord, Associate Professor, Head of Hispanic Studies Section
Silvana Falconi, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Irene Mizrahi, Associate Professor
Elisabeth Rhodes, Professor
Wan Tang, Assistant Professor

Recent and forthcoming graduate seminars
Don Quijote
Heroic Paradigms of Imperial Spain
Modern and Postmodern Spanish Short Story
The Poetic Generation of 1927
Contemporary Spanish Drama
The Spanish Civil War in Word and Image
Machos ibéricos: (De)Constructing Masculinity in Contemporary Spain
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the barroco de Indias
Memory, Autobiography, and History in Colonial Spanish America
Literature of the Colonial and Post-Colonial Caribbean
Introduction to Literary Theory

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