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Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature

Introduction

The master's degree in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature offers studies in literature and in various areas of critical thinking. Students gain advanced training in the main trends in Literary Theory, in the most relevant current debates in this area of knowledge, and in the various methods for analysing and interpreting texts. With this training, students gain the skills required to create their own discourse on modernity and contemporaneity in literature and art.
The master's degree also provides advanced knowledge of the relationships between literature, philosophy and history, and the relationships between national literatures, to promote rigorous thinking on European cultural identity. An analysis of the birth, development and present situation of comparative literature promotes reflection on historical concepts, such as cosmopolitanism and citizenship in current debates on the idea of Europe.

Learning objectives

This master's degree is the logical continuation of the bachelor's degree in Literary Studies and the former pre-EHEA degree in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. It is also open to applicants from other fields, such as Philology, Humanities, History and Philosophy. The general aim is to deepen knowledge gained during the bachelor's or pre-EHEA degree, to attain a high level of reflection on the theoretical, comparative, historical and critical principles behind current debates in the field of Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature. The field of reflection will be widened to include literary tradition, its crises and transformations, and all this knowledge will be set in motion with a critical approach.

A second objective that complements and is inseparable from the first is for students to specialize in areas of knowledge, depending on their interests. The specialization will be attained in an introduction to advanced research in the field of Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature, through materials proposed in the master's degree and through the conception, development, and defence of a research project supervised by a tutor. The research project can be used to gain admission to doctoral studies.

Basic Information

Pathway(s) offered:
 research, mixed pathway
Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 60
Language(s) of instruction:
 Catalan: 50%, Spanish: 50%
Number of places available:
 40
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit (65,87 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2018-2019.
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Philology and Communication
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