Candidates for the 2017 admissions cycle should note that mandatory visiting days, to which finalists will be invited, will take place on February 27 and 28, 2017, with arrival in New Haven on Sunday the 26th and departure on Tuesday. Travel expenses, which may be shared with other institutions, will be reimbursed as much as possible, and local hotel will be covered by the department.
Fields of Study
Fields include French literature, criticism, theory, and culture from the early Middle Ages to the present, and the French-language literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Maghreb.
Special Admissions Requirements
A thorough command of French is expected, as well as a good preparation in all fields of French literature. Applicants should submit a twenty-page writing sample in French. This can consist of one twenty-page paper or several shorter papers that total twenty pages.