This program is ideal for students who: love to read and write, enjoy working independently, seek valuable preparation for graduate schol, wish to enhance their applications for jobs or graduate school, enjoy small classroom settings, and want to work closely with a faculty member who shares their intellectual interests. For more information, visit these links:
This program of study is designed to give students the opportunity to specialize in one of four areas of concentration while requiring that they do approximately half of their course work in other subject areas. For more information, visit these links:
Ph.D. candidates are given a great deal of freedom to create an individualized program around their own interests and objectives. Learn more by visiting the links below:
Fields of Study
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Our faculty includes not only many award-winning teachers, but American Council of Learned Societies, American Philosophical Society, Folger Library, Fulbright, Guggenheim, Huntington Library, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Newberry Library fellows.
The Chadwick Lecture Series
An annual series of lectures in the areas most associated with Chadwick’s work: gay studies, Irish studies, multiculturalism and emergent literatures, creative writing, and translation studies.
The Marjorie Edel Reading Series
The Marjorie Putnam Sinclair Edel Reading Series honors the memory of poet, novelist, biographer, and teacher Marjorie Putnam Sinclair Edel (1913-2005) and her lasting contributions to Hawai‘i’s literary communities.
The Ph.D. Program
Ph.D. candidates are given a great deal of freedom to create an individualized program around their own interests and objectives. The three principal formal requirements are constituted by the area exams, oral comprehensive examination/prospectus meeting, and the dissertation. Students will be encouraged to approach these requirements as articulated parts of their training.
The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
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