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Literary Studies: Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond

Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond is a specialisation within the MA Literary Studies. The programme is structured as follows:

Core course: Literature in Society: Narrative, fiction, voice

Elective 1: one of the Literature in Society electives

Elective 2: choose between:
- One of the Literature in Society electives
- European Modernism
- Working Through 9/11
- American comics against the code
- Crisis, Literature and the Humanities

Elective 3: choose between:
- The courses mentioned under Elective 1 and Elective 2 or
- Another course on literature & culture from a related MA. Its subject should be about the relationship between literature and political or social issues, in a transnational perspective. If you choose this option you must always ask the board of examiners for approval.
- An internship. Please note that you can only do an internship after obtaining 20 credits in course work.

MA thesis (20 EC)

Students starting in September take the core course and two electives in their first semester. In their second semester they take another elective and write their MA thesis. Students starting in February take three electives in their first semester. In the Fall semester they take the core course and write their MA thesis.

Courses

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester

Core course (obligatory)

Core course (obligatory)

Literature in Society: Narrative, Fiction and Voice 10

Literature in Society elective (10 EC obligatory)

Remapping the City in Modern Literature and Visual Cultures 10
Displacement and belonging: Refugees in contemporary literature 10

Elective chosen from the following:

Choose one of the following or another Literature in Society elective:

European Modernism 10
Working Through 9/11: Literature, Film, and Memorial Culture 10

Second semester

Literature in Society elective (10 EC obligatory)

Choose one of the abovementioned courses, a course belonging to a related MA, or an internship:

Speculative Fiction: The Weird, the Dark and the Wonderful 10

Elective chosen from the following

American Comics Against the Code: Autobiography and Journalism in Graphic Novels 10
Crisis, Literature and the Humanities 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Literary Studies (track Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond) 20
Internship MA Literary Studies 10