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Graduate Program

The University of Virginia graduate program in French ranks among the top graduate programs in the nation. The wealth of the faculty, the diversity of research interests represented by the department, and the strong cross-disciplinary ties with other departments and programs assure that any student entering the program will quickly discover an atmosphere that cultivates rigorous intellectual engagement on a wide spectrum of issues. Whether interested in exploring subjects within fixed historical perimeters (e.g., the material culture of the medieval world, the horrors of the baroque, African orality, or Francophone cinema) or attracted to transhistorical topics (e.g., travel and exploration, text/image studies, or history and nostalgia), the prospective student is sure to find a vibrant community of faculty and fellow students interested in related issues.

For specific details about the program, see the Department of French Graduate Handbook .

Also see the Graduate Record online Here.


Director of Graduate Studies 

Janet Horne
New Cabell Hall, Room 339
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904


2015-2016 Elected Representative:

Ph.D. Representative: Antoine Guibal

M.A. Representative: Hannah Andersen

GSAS Representative: Casey Shannon

Department Mediator: Hannah Holtzman