The compulsory (core) module, 'Europe and its Other(s): Ideas, identities and symbolic geographies in Europe', introduces a number of theoretical approaches to European intellectual, cultural and political history.
Four optional single-semester modules are chosen from the lists below; these encourage students to apply and develop these approaches, with a focus both on distinct national or regional cultures and histories on the one hand, and/ or specific issues and problems in European history and culture(s) on the other.
A student may apply to the Course Committee, through the Course Director, for permission to take a relevant taught course module in another M.Phil. programme offered by the University.
Not more than two modules from outside the European Studies M.Phil., and not more than one module from outside the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, will normally be permitted.
Core component: 'Europe and its Other(s): Ideas, identities and symbolic geographies in Europe' (two semesters, 20 credits)
Figurations of European National Identities
Cultures of Memory and Identity in Central Europe
Representations of the Other Europe: Cinema in Communist and Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe
Spain's European Identity
Intellectuals and Commitment
Optional modules available in other SLLCS programmes (subject to availability):
Literature and Exile
Moving between Cultures (second part)
The Aesthetics of Response: Ekphrasis and the Sublime
Optional modules available in graduate programmes in other schools (subject to availability):
Classics and European Identity (Department of Classics)
Government Institutions (Department of Political Science)
Government and Politics of the EU in conjunction with EU Policies (Department of Political Science)
Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Modern Europe (Department of History)
History, Memory and Commemoration (Department of History)
Gender, Identity and Authority in Eighteenth Century France (Department of History)