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Literary Studies: Comparative Literature

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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The Master's programme Comparative Literature focuses on the analysis and interpretation of cultural 'texts' within an broad, interdisciplinary theoretical and cross-cultural framework.

Students are trained to closely analyse a variety of cultural objects, Western and non-Western, within a globalized cultural context. This specialisation therefore includes more than examining literature: media such as film, art and music, and cultural objects and practices in the broadest sense, will also be considered.
The specialisation has a distinct interdisciplinary and theoretical character: from cultural studies to queer theory, from political philosophy to post/de-colonial theory, the specialisation emphasizes methodological reflection. In the Master's programme Comparative Literature, we analyse and critically reflect on texts, films, art works and cultural practices at large. This is reflected in the programme's courses, which engage with issues of gender, race, the posthuman, politics, contemporary philosophy, globalization, global literacy and the state of the humanities in the 21st century. Students follow two compulsory core courses, and may combine courses from two or more other specialisations (e.g. English Literature and Culture; Literature, Culture and Society; other UvA Humanities Master's programmes), and thereby carry out comparative research projects.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12025 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 13225 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MA (Master of Arts)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MA (Master of Arts)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60