MA in Comparative Literature - now offered online
DCU's MA in Comparative Literature is to be offered online from September 2012 onwards. This is in addition to its existing modes of delivery: full-time (one year), part-time (two years) and modular (up to four years).
The MA in Comparative Literature offers a wide range of seminars in the comparative study of literature and other arts. Subjects include issues of literary genres and movements, principles of interpretation and reception, adaptation of literature in other artistic media (mostly art and film), the role of myth and archetypes in literary history, Irish and foreign literary relations, gender issues, etc.
The MA in Comparative Literature provides an introduction to the critical theories and applications of Comparative Literature and presents authors/artists of different eras, countries and artistic fields allowing the research of texts from different cultural or linguistic origins (although knowledge of foreign languages is not indispensable), and in an interdisciplinary context.
The MA in Comparative Literature at DCU was the first ever degree in Comparative Literature in Ireland when it was launched in 2003. It has developed over the last eight years as a most popular and versatile degree, among the other postgraduate literary programmes offered in Ireland.
Students who were awarded the MA in Comparative Literature in the past have gone on to become writers, editors working with publishers, teachers, librarians, cultural event organisers, or have gone to do a PhD in Comparative Literature.
All enquiries should be directed to: Dr. Brigitte Le Juez, SALIS, DCU.