Dublin City University, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences:
Dublin City University is delighted to offer a brand-new post-graduate MA in Comparative Literature, exclusively taught at our state of the art campus on the North-side of Dublin. This exciting new MA degree can be studied full-time or part-time and is designed to further the student's knowledge and proficiency in English literature. This programme offers graduates in languages, and related arts and humanities subjects, a cross-disciplinary, inter-medial training, which includes theoretical aspects and practical analysis of literature. DCU is the only Irish university offering such a degree. From our state of the art facility in north Dublin, you can learn in comfort in a university recently listed as one of the top 50 in the world. International students welcome.
Master of Arts in Comparative Literature - Course Aims & Objectives
- To introduce you to the critical theories and applications of Comparative Literature.
- To develop your awareness of the intercultural and supranational nature of literature.
- To present you with authors and artists of different eras, countries and artistic fields, thus developing your ability to research parallel texts from different cultural and/or linguistic origins, and/or in an inter-disciplinary context.
The programme is taught through a series of seminars in the comparative study of literature and other arts. The wide range of choice on offer allows students to combine previous academic training with new areas of study. The research dissertation is worth a further 30 credits. Students who do not wish to write the dissertation may graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Comparative Literature, provided they have successfully completed the taught programme. Elective modules may vary from year to year. There are three modes of study, but whichever mode is chosen, students who wish to be eligible for the award of the MA in Comparative Literature must accumulate a total of 90 credits, within a period of four years
- Full-time/two-semester mode. You choose 30 credits from the modules on offer in each semester, making a total of 60 credits. The research dissertation is worth a further 30 credits.
- Part-time/three to four semesters. You choose modules amounting to between 10 and 30 credits in each semester. The research dissertation is worth a further 30 credits.
- Continuous/modular up to four years/eight semesters. You will choose modules amounting to between 10 and 30 credits in each semester.
- Critical theories and applications relating to comparative literature
- The comparison of authors/artists from different eras and countries
- The history of literary genres
- Cultural heritage and reception through literature and the arts
- Literary relations with other arts (music, painting and cinema) and other disciplines (e.g. sociology, politics, history, philosophy)
- Imagology and the perception and representation of cultures in artistic works
- Specific themes and myths
- Introduction to Comparative Literature
- Methodologies in Comparative Literature
- War and European Consciousness
- Gender in the French and Spanish Novels
- Migrations in Irish Literature
- Orientalism and Exoticism in Literature and Film
- European Cinema
- Representations of Alterity
- Travel Literature
- Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture
- Language and Interculturality
- French, German, Japanese, or Spanish Literary Translation.
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