Research track: Construction and representation of cultural identities (code 101207)

This research track seeks to help students master the tools necessary for advanced levels of research and for the critical analysis of literary and cultural discourses in our increasingly globalized, multicultural societies, where the co-existence of languages and cultures leads to the construction of plural identities. It aims to strengthen theoretical, critical and cultural competences, as well as the skills pertaining to the study of literary texts and the comparative analysis of various artistic languages (literature, cinema, theatre, etc.) that are necessary to complete a doctoral thesis.

Programme coordinator

Dra. Marisa Siguan

Research track coordinator

Dra. Loreto Vilar

Research track Academic Committee (AC)

Dra. Mireia Aragay – English Literature
Dr. Francesco Ardolino – Italian Studies
Dr. Ivan Garcia – Slavic Studies
Dra. Elena Losada – Galician and Portuguese Studies
Dra. Mònica Rius – Arab and Islamic Studies
Dra. Marta Segarra – French Studies
Dra. Marisa Siguan – German Studies
Dra. Loreto Vilar – German Studies

Full-time students:

3 years maximum, from the date of the student’s first registration upon admission to the programme to the date of application for thesis deposit. An extension of one year may be granted by the programme’s AC, which may be extended another year in exceptional circumstances.

Part-time students:

5 years maximum, from the date of the student’s first registration upon admission to the programme to the date of application for thesis deposit. An extension of two years may be granted by the programme’s AC, which may be extended another year in exceptional circumstances.

For futher information:

Please see Articles 25 and 26 in the UB’s Normativa Reguladora del Doctorat.

If you wish to apply for admission to this research track, you should start by:

  • Checking the general access requirements
  • Sending coordinator Dr. Loreto Vilar the following documentation, which will be used by the AC to determine whether your profile fits in with that of the research track:
    • Full updated CV
    • Full academic records
    • Academic certificates
    • Preliminary PhD thesis proposal (5 double-spaced pages, including: title, topic and antecedents, objectives and methodology, expected contributions to the field, timeline, preliminary bibliography)

All students, including those who have completed the MA degree programme Construction and representation of cultural identities (CRIC), are required to commence their admission procedure thus and to send in the required documentation well in advance of either the first or the second registration period

Once you receive confirmation that you have been admitted, you may begin the registration procedure:

PhD Programme Details