This master’s degree program is ideal for teachers of K–12 Spanish, those planning to work in international settings, those interested in teaching Spanish/French at a community college or as a university instructor, or those considering doctoral studies at other universities. 

30 Semester Credit Hours
2 Years (Typical time to degree)
1 sequence of research methods, ethics, and professionalization
2 delivery methods - online or on campus
What is Multilingual Studies?

The Multilingual Studies program provides a comprehensive overview to the literatures, cultures, and languages of the Hispanic and French/Francophone worlds. The program exposes students to research methods, critical analysis, and advanced pedagogical tools. The principal goal of the program is to prepare students for career tracks that require advanced linguistic and cultural knowledge.

Why Study Multilingual Studies Here?

Faculty recognized for their research and teaching prowess take a hands on approach in master’s classes. We also offer a variety of learning options to accommodate the needs of our students. Our distance learning option and flexible structure are especially ideal for full time professionals.

Faculty Research Interests (Hispanic Studies)

- 19th-Century Spanish America

- Cultures of Reading and Writing

- Subjectivity and Gender

- Scientific Discourse

 

- Mexican History

- Adaptation

- Memory

- Mexican Theatre

 

- Latin American and Spanish Literature and Cinema

- Violence Studies

- Trauma and Memory Studies

- Neoliberalism and Citizenship

 

- Spanish narrative

- Identity and Difference

- Gendery

- The Body

 

-Second Language Acquisition

- Sociolinguistics

- Hispanic Linguistics

- Morpho-syntactic Variation in Spanish

 

- Latin American Literature and Cinema

- Spanish Cinema

- Masculinity Studies and Queer Theory

- Urban Studies

 

Faculty Research Interests (French and Francophone Studies)

- Pre-Surrealist French Modernism

- Contemporary French/Francophone Poetry

- Translation Theory and Practice

- Philosophy and Poetry, 20th/21st Centuries

 

- French and Francophone Studies

- Senegalese Women Writers

- Francophone African Cinema

- 19th-Century Literature

- Paris in the 19th Century

- Flaubert, Maupassant, Zola, Cassatt, Cezanne

- Rape in 19th-Century Penny Presses, French Jurisprudence and Medical Reports

 

- French Literature, Society, and Culture

- 16th Century / Renaissance Literature

- French Wars of Religion

- Translation

 

- French Symbolist Movement in Literature

- Intersection of Politics and Literature

- Decadence in fin-de-siecle France

 

- French Literature, Culture, and Society

- Cultural History of Gastronomy

- Ideology and A. Destutt de Tracy

- 19th-Century French Literature

- Gilles Deleuze

- Félix Guattari

- Michel Serres

 

Related Programs

Students interested in applying to the Hispanic Studies (M.A.) degree should contact the graduate director, Vinodh Venkatesh, by email at vinodhv@vt.edu or by phone at 540-231-5362.


Visit our office at 339 Major Williams Hall, 220 Stanger Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061

 

Domestic Application

*Fall: April 15

International Application

*Fall: April 15

*Deadline for admission with full consideration for funding: January 15

 

CONTACT US

Vinodh Venkatesh, Director of Graduate Studies
339 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5362
vinodhv@vt.edu

Pam Saville, Graduate Student Coordinator
331B Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5362
psaville@vt.edu

 

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
331 Major Williams Hall (0225)
220 Stanger Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-5362, Fax: (540) 231-4812