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Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities

Major: HUM
Degree Awarded: Ph.D.
Unit: GA
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/humanities/ph.d-program-in-humanities


Program Information

Application Instructions

Admission to the Humanities Ph.D. Program is exclusively for the fall semester of each academic year.

All materials must be received by January 15th for the following fall. No late applications will be accepted.  

All applicants must have completed an appropriate Master's degree (M.A., M.F.A., M. Div, or other) prior to beginning the program.

All applicants must also have fulfilled all requirements of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS).

Required materials are: 

   1.  The SIGS application.

   2.  A statement of intent (750-1000 words) detailing educational and future professional goals. 

   3.  A current academic curriculum vitae.

   4.  A scholarly or creative writing sample (scholarly, fiction, creative non-fiction: 5000 - 10,000 words; for length guidelines in other genres.

   5.  Official transcripts of all undergraduate- and graduate-level work.

   6.  Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General test scores.

   7.  If applicable, proof of English proficiency.

   8.  Three letters of recommendation from former instructors attesting to capability for doctoral-level work. 

   9.  $60 application fee, paid to SIGS.     

Additional Information

For additional information on the Ph.D. program and/or Graduate Teaching Assistantships, see the Humanities Ph.D. website.

For any further questions regarding specifics of the Humanities Ph.D. Program application, please e-mail the PhD Program Administrator



Curriculum


CURRICULUM:

I.  Core Coursework, All Students:

A.  Foundations:

          1.  Hum 660:  Proseminar: Introduction to Doctoral Study, 3 credits

          2.  Hum 661:  Historical Perspectives on the Arts and Culture I, 3 credits       

          3.  Hum 662:  Historical Perspectives on the Arts and Culture II, 3 credits

          4.  Hum 663:  Global Perspectives on the Arts and Culture, 3 credits

B.  Theories and Methodologies

          1.  Hum 673:  Topics in Cultural Theory, 3 credits

          2.  Hum 674:  Topics in Aesthetic Theory, 3 credits

C.  Institutional, Educational, or Community Internship

          Hum 650: Doctoral Internship, 3 credits

D.  Directed Study

          1.  Hum 651:  Directed Study Project I, 3 credits

          2.  Hum 652:  Directed Study Project II, 3 credits

II.  Additional Coursework, by Specialization:

A.  Culture, Criticism, and Contemporary Thought (C3T)

          Approved C3T scholarly courses, minimum 12 credits

B.  Public Arts and Letters (PAL)

          Approved PAL scholarly and workshop courses, minimum 12 credits

III.  Foreign Language Requirement, All Students:

Basic proficiency in two classical and/or modern languages, or advanced proficiency in one, in addition to English.

IV.  Comprehensive Examination, All Students

V.   Dissertation Writing and Defense, All Students

TOTAL MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS REQUIRED: 48 

NOTE:   It is strongly recommended that students orient completion of specialization coursework toward a specific discipline, and supplement required coursework with elective courses in that discipline



Departmental Faculty


HUMANITIES PHD PROGRAM FACULTY
 
Director:
 
S.I. Salamensky
Professor, Global Humanities
 
Steering Committee:
 
Annette Allen
Director, Beijing Foreign Studies Program 
Professor, Humanities
 
Pamela Beattie
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Humanities
Assistant Professor, Humanities
 
Simona Bertacco 
Director, Humanities Ph.D. Student Advisement
Assistant Professor, Humanities
 
Mark E. Blum
Professor, History
 
Thomas B. Byers
Director, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor, English
 
Ying Kit Chan
Director, Hite Art Institute
Professor, Art
 
John Gibson
Associate Professor, Philosophy
 
Aaron Jaffe
Professor, English
 
Dismas Masolo 
Distinguished University Scholar
Professor, Pan-African Studies, Philosophy
 
Patrick Pranke
Assistant Professor, Humanities, Religious Studies
 
Tatjana Soldat-Jaffe
Assistant Professor, Humanities, Linguistics
 
Elaine O. Wise
Chair of Humanities Division
Assistant Professor, English, Humanities
 
Associated Faculty:
 
Ann T. Allen
Professor, History
 
David Anderson
Associate Professor, English
 
Blake Beattie
Associate Professor, History
 
John Begley
Assistant Professor, Art
 
Latrica Best
Assistant Professor, Pan-African Studies
 
S. Matthew Biberman
Professor, English
 
Dale B. Billingsley
Professor, English
 
Beth A. Boehm
Dean, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
Professor, English
 
Delinda Buie
Professor and Curator, University Libraries Rare Books and Special Collections
 
Terry Burden
Assistant Professor, Term, Humanities, Religious Studies
 
Nefertiti Burton
Associate Dean for International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs
Associate Professor, Theatre
 
Anne I. Caldwell
Associate Professor, Political Science
 
Joy G. Carew
Associate Professor, Pan-African Studies, Linguistics
 
Genevieve Carlton
Assistant Professor, History
 
Mary Carothers
Associate Professor, Art
 
Karen Chandler
Associate Professor, English
 
Jean Christensen
Professor Emerita, Music History
 
Karen Christopher
Associate Professor, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies
 
Amy Clukey
Assistant Professor, English
 
L. Andrew Cooper
Director, Film Studies Program
Assistant Professor, Humanities, Film
 
Dario Covi
Professor Emeritus, Art
 
Geoffrey A. Cross
Professor, English
 
A. Glenn Crothers
Associate Professor, History
 
John T. Cumbler
Professor, History
 
Matthieu Dalle
Associate Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, French
 
Julia Dietrich
Professor, English
 
Robert L. Douglas
Professor Emeritus, Pan-African Studies
 
Guy Dove
Assistant Professor, Term, Philosophy, Neuropsychology
 
Christine Ehrick
Associate Professor, History
 
Andreas Elpidorou
Assistant Professor, Term, Philosophy
 
Bonnie Fonseca-Greber
Assistant Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, French
 
Catherine Fosl
Associate Professor, History, Women’s and Gender Studies
 
Lauren Freeman
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
 
Christopher Fulton
Associate Professor, Art
 
Linda Marie Gigante
Professor Emerita, Art, Archaeology
 
Zhanna Goldentul
Professor, Theater
 
Alan Golding
Professor, English
 
Karen Gray
Assistant Professor, Term, Humanities
 
John Greene
Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, French
 
Susan M. Griffin
Editor, The Henry James Review
Distinguished University Scholar
Professor, English
 
Paul Griner
Professor, Creative Writing, English
 
Karen Hadley
Associate Professor, English
 
Mike Hagan
Assistant Professor, Term, Humanities, Religious Studies
 
Dennis Hall
Professor Emeritus, English
 
Stephen Hanson
Associate Professor, Bioethics, Philosophy
 
Albert Harris
Professor Emeritus, Theater
 
Benjamin T. Harrison
Professor, History
 
Riffat Hassan
Professor Emerita, Humanities, Religious Studies
 
Dawn Heinecken
Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies
 
Suzette Henke
Professor, English
 
Bruce Horner
Professor, English
 
Benjamin Hufbauer
Associate Professor, Art
 
Gregory Hutcheson
Associate Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, Spanish
 
Susan Jarosi
Associate Professor, Art
 
Michael Johmann
Assistant Professor, Term, Humanities
 
Pearlie Johnson
Assistant Professor, Pan-African Studies
 
Ricky L. Jones
Professor, Pan-African Studies
 
Yvonne Jones
Associate Professor, Pan-African Studies
 
Debra Journet
Professor, English
 
Tracy E. K’Meyer
Professor, History
 
Robert B. Kebric
Professor, History
 
Jongwoo Jeremy Kim
Associate Professor, Art
 
Robert H. Kimball
Associate Professor, Philosophy
 
Avery Kolers
Professor, Philosophy
 
Karen Kopelson
Associate Professor, English
 
Daniel Krebs
Assistant Professor, History
 
Delin Lai
Associate Professor, Art
 
Alan Leidner
Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, German
 
Brian Leung
Director, Creative Writing
Associate Professor, English
 
Min-Zhan Lu
Professor, English
 
Thomas C. Mackey
Professor, History
 
Mary Makris
Associate Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, Spanish
 
Thomas Maloney
Professor, Philosophy
 
Justin A. McCarthy
Distinguished University Scholar
Professor, History
 
M. Brandon McCormack
Assistant Professor, PAS and Humanities
 
John McLeod
Professor, History
 
Manuel Medina
Associate Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, Spanish
 
Maryam Moazzen
Assistant Professor, Humanities
 
Peter Morrin
Director, Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships
Associate Professor, Art
 
Sena Jeter Naslund
Writer in Residence, Creative Writing, English
 
Frank Nuessel
Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, Spanish
 
David Owen
Associate Professor, Philosophy
 
Elizabeth Patton
Assistant Professor, Term, Humanities, Linguistics
 
Patricia Payette
Executive Director, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning
 
Diane Pecknold
Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies 
 
Kiki Petrosino
Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, English
 
Wendy Pfeffer
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, French
 
Natalie Polzer
Assistant Professor, Humanities
 
Nancy N. Potter
Professor, Bioethics, Philosophy
 
Andrew Rabin
Associate Professor, English
 
Theresa Rajack-Talley
Associate Professor, Pan-African Studies
 
Glynis Ridley
Associate Professor, English
 
Mónica Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, Spanish
 
Regina Roebuck
Associate Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, Spanish
 
Mary Rosner
Associate Professor, English
 
Susan M. Ryan
Associate Professor, English
 
Stephen Schneider
Assistant Professor, English
 
Mary P. Sheridan
Professor, Digital Media, English
 
Steven Skaggs
Director, Design Program
Professor, Art
 
Jeffrey Skinner
Professor, Creative Writing, English
 
Arthur J. Slavin 
Professor Emeritus, Humanities
 
Yujia Song
Assistant Professor, Term, Philosophy
 
Robert St. Clair
Research Associate, Institute for Democracy and Development
Professor, Communications
 
Hristomir Stanev
Assistant Professor, English
 
Amy Steiger
Assistant Professor, Theatre
 
Mary Ann Stenger 
Professor Emerita, Humanities
 
Thomas Stewart
Assistant Professor, Term, Humanities
 
Kaila Story
Associate Professor, Pan-African Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies
 
Clare Sullivan
Associate Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, Spanish
 
Nancy M. Theriot
Professor, American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies
 
Lundeana Thomas
Professor, Theatre
 
W.S. Tkweme
Assistant Professor, Pan-African Studies
 
Russell Vandenbroucke
Professor, Theatre Arts
 
Daniel Vivian
Assistant Professor, History
 
Lisa Wagner
Associate Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, Spanish
 
Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo
Assistant Professor, Term, Art
 
Lee Shai Weissbach
Professor, History
 
Osborne P. Wiggins
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
 
Ann Elizabeth Willey
Associate Professor, English
 
Bronwyn Williams
Director, University Writing Center
Professor, English
 
Michael Williams
Assistant Professor, Term, Humanities, Humanities
 
Wendy Yoder
Assistant Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, French
 
Li Zeng

Associate Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, Chinese 



Contact Information

Humanities - Ph.D.

Lisa Schonburg
Humanities Ph.D. Program
Bingham Humanities
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502)852-3887
email: lkscho01@louisville.edu
 

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