As Ireland's only postgraduate programme dedicated to literature and publishing, this well-established and popular MA provides the opportunity to study the history and business of publishing within the context of literary study. The programme offers a perspective on the industrial and commercial dimensions to the production of literature, with taught components providing insights into book and magazine production, copy-editing, electronic publishing, and book history, as well as advanced literary studies. Recently offered modules include: Contemporary Publishing; Electronic Publishing; Copyediting and Proofreading; Book History; Media Law; Introduction to Business; Promotion Management; Textual Studies; Literature and Colonialism; Literature of North America; Medieval Aesthetics and Poetic Art; Travel Literature; W.B. Yeats and the Cultural Revolution; Writing about Theatre and Performance; Irish Drama and Theatre from Wilde to O'Casey; Irish Drama and Theatre from Beckett to the Present; Representations of the Book in Literature and Film; Digital Film and Culture; and Introduction to Digital Humanities. In addition to selecting from a wide variety of such taught modules, students complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a subject of their own choice.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Professional journal: The publication of the journal ROPES is integral to the programme and students take full responsibility for its production.
2. Speaker series: A regular series, Publishers on Publishing, brings people working in publishing in Ireland and abroad to discuss their careers.
3. Visits and volunteering: There may be opportunities for visits to publishing houses or other relevant businesses. Many students volunteer with local book fairs and literary festivals, and some become interns with Irish publishers.