This is a multidisciplinary and comparative MA programme designed for students with an interest in contemporary literatures and media. It familiarises students with the movements, authors, texts and themes of international contemporary literature. It broadens their intellectual horizons and provides them with the skills for research and critical analysis. Students will be prepared for careers in media, arts administration, teaching, translation and international marketing and communications.
The course programme includes the study of seminal texts, films and other media by international authors and artists from the 1960s to the post-modern era and beyond. Non-English texts will be read in translation. Core modules are: The Arts of Reading; Worlds of Fantasy: Literature, Film, Computer Games; Resisting through Culture: Conflicts in Europe and Beyond; and Contemporary Literary Genres.