The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures at Boston College consists of 13 professors and 40 graduate students in French, Italian and Hispanic Studies. Our faculty is very diverse in background and interests, but united in its commitment to the development of each graduate student in the program. Our students’ contributions to campus life and the larger academic community are significant—besides pursuing personal intellectual ambitions, they participate in on-going departmental discussions on literature, pedagogy and professional matters, and they teach.
Recent graduates have been hired as teachers in a variety of positions at both the college and secondary levels. Others have chosen to pursue more advanced degrees in their field or have found employment outside of the field of education. An extensive list of the career paths of our graduates is available on our website. The curriculum offers broad coverage of French, Francophone, Iberian, Latin American and Italian literatures; surveys are interspersed with seminars that propose innovative models for approaching literary questions. Critical theory is an essential aspect of our graduate program; students are strongly encouraged to take courses focused exclusively on theory as well as on the history of language. With few exceptions,
courses are taught in the target language.