FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
Department of English
Address: P.O. Box 23356, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3356
Telephone: (787) 764-0000, exts. 3828, 2553, 3797
Fax: (787) 763-5899
Web address: http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/ingles
MA in English
Diane Accaria Zavala, PhD, New York University, 1994, Professor.
Modernism; film and literature; Native American studies; 19th and 20th century American literature
Ann Albuyeh, PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1985, Professor.
Historical linguistics; psycholinguistics; ethnolinguistics
Ian A. Bethell, PhD, University of Warwick, England, 2002, Associate Professor.
Caribbean literature and culture; British literature
Frances M. Bothwell, PhD, Florida State University, 1980, Professor.
18th and 19th century British literature; Shakespeare
Loretta Collins, PhD, University of Iowa, 1999, Associate Professor.
Performance studies; postcolonial theory; creative writing; Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American studies
James P. Conlan, PhD, University of California, Riverdale, 1999, Associate Professor.
Medieval and Renaissance literature; textual criticism; early New World travel narrative
Robert Dupey, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (2006). Assistant Professor.
Comparative text analysis; narrative discourse; writing and research; code switching; phonology/phonetics
Nicholas Faraclas, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1989, Associate Professor.
Syntax; Creole languages
Lowell Fiet, PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1973, Professor.
Modern drama; performance studies; Caribbean studies
Emily Krasinski, PhD, University of the West Indies, Jamaica, 1989, Professor.
Language acquisition; Creole studies; contrastive analysis
Dannabang Kuwabong, PhD, McMaster University, 1997, Associate Professor.
Creative writing; oral traditions; women’s poetry; diaspora studies
Nalini Natarajan, PhD, University of Aberdeen, 1983, Professor.
19th century British fiction; women’s literature; cultural studies; postcolonial theory
Christopher Olsen, PhD,University of Maryland 2000, Assistant Professor.
Theater history, theory, and criticism; intercultural theater; semiotics; African performance, contemporary British and American theater
Mark Pedreira, PhD, University of Maryland, 1994, Associate Professor.
17th and 18th century British literature; literary criticism; lexicography; textual criticism; rhetoric
Alicia Pousada, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1984, Professor.
Language planning; sociolinguistics; comparative language studies.
Yolanda Rivera Castillo, PhD, University of California, Davis, 1994, Professor.
General linguistics; syntax; phonology; Creole languages
Carmen Haydée Rivera Vega, PhD, Northeastern University, 2001, Associate Professor.
Latino/a literature; ethnic literatures of the United States; diaspora and women’s studies
María Cristina Rodríguez, PhD, City University of New York, 1979, Professor.
Caribbean studies; women’s literature; comparative studies in fiction; film theory and literary criticism
María Soledad Rodríguez, PhD, Princeton University, 1988, Professor.
Women’s literature; Caribbean studies; 19th century American literature
Reinhard Sander, PhD, University of Texas, 1979, Professor.
Caribbean studies; African and African-American literature; colonial, 18th and 19th century American literature
Marc Schnitzer, PhD, University of Rochester, 1971, Professor.
Neurolinguistics; psycholinguistics; phonology; contrastive analysis; language acquisition
Michael Sharp, PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1985, Professor.
Romanticism; Victorian literature and ideas; poetry
Alma Simounet, Ed.D, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, 1987, Professor.
R. Anthony Slagle, PhD, The Ohio State University, 1998, Associate Professor.
Cultural studies; queer theory and gender studies; postmodern theory; social and political thought; rhetorical theory and criticism
Maritza Stanchich, PhD, University of California Santa Cruz, 2003, Assistant Professor.
20th century US literatures; Caribbean Studies; US Latino studies; cultural studies; postcolonial studies
Richard Swope, PhD, University of West Virginia, 2001, Associate Professor.
20th century American and contemporary fiction; literary criticism and theory
Richard Weinraub, PhD, University of Oregon, 1982, Professor.
Poetry; creative writing; 19th and 20th century literature; 17th century English poetry
Requirements for Admission
Besides the general requirements for admission to graduate studies at the Río Piedras Campus, candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
- An undergraduate degree in English language or literature, or its equivalent;
- Personal essay on reasons for pursuing graduate studies.
Requirements for Graduation
Cumplir con los requisitos generales para graduación vigentes en el Recinto de Río Piedras. Además, los estudiantes deberán cumplir con los requisitos específicos del programa:
- Have a reading knowledge of a third language;
- Write a thesis based on research in literature written in English or in English language studies.
Program of Study
INGL 5005* Seminar in Critical Writing
Courses chosen under guidance
6900 Comprehensive Exam
6895 Master's Thessis
INGL 6896 Thessis Continued
*Students who can demonstrate mastery of skills and knowledge
of the information covered in this course may be exempted from
this requirement. The evaluation criteria are as follows: (1) a
grade of A in INGL 3291-92 Research and Composition for the English
Major, or equivalent courses, (2) passing a diagnostic examination
administered by the English Department.
Description of courses (PDF)