M.A. in Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture

Master

En Amsterdam (Netherlands)

$ 68.757.187

*Precio estimado

Importe original en EUR:

15.546 €

Descripción

  • Tipología

    Master

  • Lugar

    Amsterdam (Netherlands)

  • Duración

    1

  • Inicio

    Septiembre

Are you inspired by stories? Stories can move us deeply and connect us with others.
During the Master's programme in Literary Studies, you will explore the world of stories by looking at questions such as: How do you analyse stories? What functions do they serve? And how do you learn to read them? You will look at how stories are told through literary texts, paintings, music and films. You will also learn how the publishing business works and about the role of literary criticism.

You can choose from two specialisations:
• English Literature in a Visual Culture (English)
• Nederlandse letterkunde en het literaire veld (Dutch)
The Master's programme in Literary Studies teaches you to look critically at literary expressions. This includes text and images in books, as well as other expressions such as film. You can interpret these expressions in different ways, for example by analysing them within a social context: a certain period of time, a geographical region or a political situation. This programme gives you the tools to master various methods of literary analysis.

Información importante

¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?:

Once you have completed the Master's programme in Literary Studies, you will be able to critically analyse literary expressions, you will understand the dynamics between literature and visual culture, and you will know how important it is to interpret literary expressions within a certain context.
As a result, you will be widely employable in virtually the entire cultural sector. You will not only be able to work as a teacher, translator or editor, but you will also be qualified for a job in publishing. Because we continuously focus on developing your research skills, you will also be well-prepared for a PhD or research position at a university in the Netherlands or abroad.



¿Esta formación es para mí?:

As a Literary Studies graduate, you can work in the broad literary-cultural field. Possible positions include:

editor at a publishing house
consultant for a cultural-literary programme
journalist at a newspaper or magazine
literary specialist at a library
organiser of a literary festival
communications officer at a governmental or non-governmental cultural institution
Teaching
Did you know that there is a shortage of secondary school teachers in the Netherlands? After completing the Master's programme in Literary Studies, you can follow the one-year Master's programme Leraar Voorbereidend Hoger Onderwijs in de Taal- en Cultuurwetenschappen. This will provide you with the official qualifications to teach Dutch or English in the Netherlands, not only in secondary schools, but also in adult education.



Requisitos: You are directly admissible if you have a Bachelor's degree in Literature & Society from a Dutch university with a specialisation in English, English Literature or American Studies. If you have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, the Admissions Board will determine whether you qualify for admission.

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Ubicación

Inicio

Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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Inicio

Septiembre Inscripciones abiertas

Materias

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Image
  • English Literature
  • Literature
  • Visual culture
  • Dynamics
  • Visual
  • Developments
  • Literary Studies

Programa académico

Curriculum

The Master's programme in Literary Studies teaches you to look critically at literary expressions.

There are two specialisations within the Master’s programme in Literary Studies:

English Literature in a Visual Culture
The specialisation English Literature in a Visual Culture is taught entirely in English and focuses on the dynamics between literature and visual culture. This includes, for example, the role of illustrations in 19th century literature or how the choice of a particular cover affects the sale of a book. You will also study the graphic novel, which has long grown well beyond its limitation to superheroes and even deals with themes such as the Holocaust. The content of the courses is linked as much as possible to the scientific research of the lecturers. This helps you become familiar with current developments in the field. 

Nederlandse letterkunde en het literaire veld
The specialisation Nederlandse letterkunde en het literaire veld is taught in Dutch. This specialisation teaches you to independently study and analyse Dutch literary texts from the past and present. This includes the literary-historical context and all literary institutions that we call the literary field. In this way, you will deepen your knowledge of the role that literary texts have played and still play in our society—in the transfer of value, in cultural debate and in the formation of identity. 

The start date of this programme is September 1st.

The Study Programme

English Literature in a Visual Culture

Summary

Stories are rarely told using words alone. For instance, 19th century novels were often illustrated, and contemporary fiction is marketed using its cover image. But the relationship between word and image extends beyond the use of one-dimensional illustrations.

The same story can now be told both in a novel and in a film—or even in multiple films, such as with Pride and Prejudice. The graphic novel has grown out of its superheroes-only phase and currently deals with issues such as the Holocaust in Maus. And the video game Resident Evil has spawned as many as seven novels. The analysis of literature is therefore inseparable from visual culture. 

Rooted in VU Amsterdam's tradition of studying the relationship between word and image, English Literature in a Visual Culture focuses on the dynamics of literature and visual culture. The courses in this programme are closely linked to the current research of the academic staff, which keeps you involved in cutting-edge developments in this field. Throughout the programme, you will be encouraged to explore your own interests, culminating in an individual research project on which you will write your Master’s thesis. 

Dynamic learning environment

The English Literature in a Visual Culture specialisation attracts various students from all over the world. About half of the students come from abroad. Your learning will take place in seminars with groups of up to twenty students. This small-scale, diverse environment offers lots of opportunities for interaction with staff, lively discussions with peers and a variety of perspectives that will enrich your studies. You will be part of a vibrant academic community in the cultural heart of the Netherlands. 


Información adicional

Tuition fee EU: €1,084

M.A. in Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture

$ 68.757.187

*Precio estimado

Importe original en EUR:

15.546 €