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Construction and Representation of Cultural Identity


In increasingly complex multicultural societies, where the coexistence of languages and cultures shapes the construction of diverse identities, there is a growing need for critical analysis of the processes by which identities are constructed and of the dynamics of multicultural phenomena.
This master's degree offers advanced training in the definition and analysis of processes involved in the cultural construction of ideas, in particular the notion of identity, and in the representations of these ideas in literature, cinema, theatre and other media. It also addresses issues of receptions, translation and cultural management in the context of multicultural societies in constant transformation that make up today's world.
The objective of this master's degree is to provide quality education in the field of literary analysis that matches the cultural realities of the modern world, marked by increasing contact and exchange between cultures in an overarching process of globalization. The goal is for students to develop cultural and text analysis skills and the ability to evaluate the phenomena of intercultural reception, which are essential for the critical appraisal of changing, plural realities.
The degree has a study load of 60 credits, divided as follows: 12 credits for compulsory subjects, 12 credits for compulsory specialization subjects, 24 credits for optional subjects, and 12 credits for the individual final project.
The following specializations are offered:
- Literature, Gender and Identities
- Literature and Interculturality

Learning objectives

This master's degree course broadens the knowledge and skills acquired in the corresponding EHEA bachelor's degree (formerly the llicenciatura) and provides students with the analytical, critical and theoretical skills required to reflect on the processes of constructing and representing identities in a wide range of texts types (literary, film, theatre, philosophical, historical and artistic) and cultural contexts, mainly from (post)modern society. There will be a particular focus on the issues of gender, subjectivity, class and ethnic group, and on the reception and study of intercultural relations.
Within this general framework, students will be able to select one of the two specializations offered, according to their personal interests. This specialization is the first step in the process of introducing students to advanced research, which is one of the main aims of the degree. Specifically, students will carry out a supervised final project, which will be presented and defended in a public session before a panel of examiners. The degree course is the taught stage of the official doctoral programme of the same name, which has received the Spanish government's quality award (MEC:ME2011-0583).

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
 Catalan: 40 %, Spanish: 20 %, English: 40 %
Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 27,67 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2022-2023
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Philology and Communication
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