PhD In Literature

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Undergraduate or Graduate Level : Graduate Level
Duration of Program : 2 years

About this Program

Known for its multilingual, intercultural, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of literature, Notre Dame’s innovative Ph.D. in Literature program enables students to complete a Ph.D. with a specialization in one or more national literature, a genre, a historical period or literary theory.Students gain advanced knowledge of literature from the British Middle Ages and colonial America to global/postcolonial and U.S. contemporary, as well as knowledge of literary analysis; literature and science; literature and environment; literary theory; translation; and gender studies. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in English.