Dissertations in Foreign Languages

Doctoral dissertations written in languages other than English may be accepted only by those graduate programs that have made a formal request and received approval by the Executive Committee of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to allow dissertations to be written in a foreign language. Such requests should be granted only if the language in question is recognized by the program’s faculty as an accepted language of critical or theoretical discourse within the program.

For all such dissertations —and regardless of the language of composition— an English abstract should be included in the manuscript submitted for deposit with the Graduate School.  This abstract should be of sufficient length to provide an account of the dissertation’s principal argument, as well as of the work’s constitutive parts.