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Queen's University

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Please note that we cannot accept any applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Currently, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures does not have a graduate program.

The programs offered at the former Department of German included M.A. and Ph.D. programs and  M.A. program at the Department of Spanish and Italian. Our Programs were characterized by strong mentorship and teaching opportunities, support for professionalism, minority perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches.

Research topics for German graduate faculty

Faculty member Topic
  Dr. Christiane Arndt
  • Realism
  • Photography
  Dr. Jennifer Hosek
  • German Studies in transnational perspective, especially Cuba
  • Urbanism
  • Film
  • Socialist and post-socialist studies
  • Gender, critical, and cultural theory
  Dr. Patrick O'Neill
  • Narratology
  • Günter Grass
  • James Joyce
  • Modernism
  Dr. David Pugh
  • Classicism
  • Aesthetics
Dr. Jill Scott
  • Viennese modernism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Conflict studies

    Research topics for Italian graduate faculty

    Faculty member   Topic
    Dr.  Donato Santeramo
    • Semiotics
    • Theory of Drama
    • Contemporary European Theatre
    • Comedia del Arte


    Research topics for Spanish graduate faculty

    Faculty member   Topic
      Dr. Daniel F. Chamberlain
    • Contemporary Spanish American Narrative and Oral Traditions
    • Contemporary Literary Theory
    • Narrative Perspective
      Dr. D. Jan Mennell
    • Twentieth-Century Spanish American Narrative
    • Film
    • Feminist Criticism
    • Latin American Jewish Studies
    Dr. Yosebe (Pepa) Novell
    • 20th-Century Spanish Peninsular and Catalan Literature
    • Literature of Exile
    • Autobiographical Literature
    • Spanish Film
    Dr. Peter Thompson
    • Golden Age Literature
    • Queer Theory


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