Josh Weinhold | October 22, 2016
The University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters has launched two rigorous new doctoral programs in Italian and Spanish designed to train world-class literary scholars in the languages and literatures of Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, and Latin America.
The Ph.D. in Italian and the Ph.D. in Spanish, housed in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, began this fall and will be run independently of the successful master’s of arts programs already operating in each area.
“Our faculty in Italian and Spanish have built two very impressive programs over the past decade,” said Margaret Meserve, associate dean for the humanities and faculty affairs in the College of Arts and Letters and the Fabiano College Chair in Italian Studies. “Graduates of Notre Dame’s MA programs in Italian and Spanish have had great success in Ph.D. programs elsewhere, and we’ve graduated some PhD students of our own, specialists in Italian or Spanish, via the Ph.D. in Literature program.