European Literatures and Interculturality

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
How do literature and culture interact with and reflect on socio-political challenges such as the EU (dis)integration, rise of populism or migration crises?

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60813
numerus fixusnee
honoursnee

How can literature facilitate inclusion, empathy and intercultural awareness, and contribute to sustainable societies and environmental issues? How can literary analysis be applied to other cultural forms or productions? What does it mean when we say: “culture is political” and “politics is cultural”?

In the Master's track European Literature and Interculturality, you will explore the connection between literature and culture in the processes of nation-building, the formation of attitudes towards migration, environmental issues and other socio-political issues. This track teaches you academic skills and approaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert wherever texts are involved: in the media, institutions and networks.

Each course builds on a theoretical foundation and simultaneously trains your research skills and ability to communicate with a range of different audiences. This unique and innovative literature programme is based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, is international in scope and comprises several modern European languages.

The Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality is located at the Department of European Languages and Cultures. This international, interdisciplinary and multilingual environment offers excellent opportunities for research and immerses them in vibrant networks of experts across different European countries and languages. Students have to choose one of the following major languages to study: French, Frisian, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

You will follow the language-specific courses and one or two interdisciplinary seminars in literature which are team-taught by experts from different fields. Examples of such interdisciplinary courses include: 'Literature and Conflict' and 'Modernist Geographies’. It is possible to replace the Interdisciplinary seminar by a Master's placement.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • Expert: the programme offers the opportunity to become an expert in one of the target languages and to develop abstract and analytical thinking in relation to intercultural practices
  • Group size: we work in small groups in which all students' active participation and input are highly valued
  • Innovative and diverse: we value original ideas and foster the encounter of diversified perspectives. Our staff members also distinguish themselves by their innovative research and teaching methods
  • International: our staff have received their doctorates from a variety of Dutch and international universities (Pisa, Freiburg, Nottingham, Cambridge, Leiden, Munich)
  • Employability: intercultural and transferrable skills


Studieprogramma

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opbouw
The programme consists of
  1. the compulsory course "Theoretical approaches to European literature" in which selected literary theories will be applied to literary analysis;
  2. two courses of 10 credits each in the chosen target language;
  3. one Interdisciplinary seminar where the student can focus on a particular topic such as representations of space or migrant literature, and
  4. a thesis written in the target language (20 credits).
It is possible to replace the Interdisciplinary seminar by a Master's placement.

In addition to the range of course units provided by the track itself, students can also follow Masterlanguage courses. Masterlanguage is a national programme that offers courses for students of German, French, Italian and Spanish. The courses are taught in the target language and are jointly organised by lecturers from Radboud University, the University of Groningen, Leiden University, Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. More information about the courses, entry requirements and registration can be found on the Masterlanguage website: https://masterlanguage.nl/en/. You may follow Masterlanguage courses in consultation with the Board of Examiners of your Master's degree programme.

periode
1234
Masterlanguage Courses keuzevak
5 EC
Theoretical Approaches to European Literature
10 EC
Language Module (in chosen language specialization)
10 EC
Master's Thesis (written in the target language)
20 EC
Interdisciplinary Seminars keuzevak
10 EC
Master's Work placement keuzevak stage
10 EC
Language Module (in chosen language specialization)
10 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Frisian Literature



Frisian literary tradition has been on the fringes of the Dutch cultural landscape ever since its inception. Nevertheless, the history of this minority literature is fascinating.Until the turn of the 19th century, Frisian was mainly used as an comedic narrative instrument or in a few sentences in prefaces of Dutch books. In the courses of this specialization, we follow the path Frisian took from this paratext to text through the rise of nationalism. By using comparative angle and looking at other minority literatures like Welsh and Basque, we will gain insight into the evolution of the Frisian literature to its current, relatively established position.

specialisatie



In the Swedish master courses we are delving deep into the genres of crime fiction and satire. One of the leading principles of analyses is the application of a feminist/gender perspective. Sweden is world famous for its crime fiction. Furthermore, Sweden is internationally recognized as a global role model as a welfare state and for gender equality. How does this socio-political context find its expression in literature and other forms of culture?
Besides the discussion of canonical texts, we will also examine more recent cultural practices as f. ex. tv-series, graphic novels and stand-up comedy. Furthermore, we will study and discuss the role of satire and humour in societal and political debate.

specialisatie Master's Placement

This Master's track includes an optional work placement for which you are awarded ECTS credit points.

It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Office for Student Affairs can offer help with this where necessary.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
research, tutorial, self study

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2023
wettelijk tarief : € 2314 (€1157 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 13600
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16000

1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2024
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Note: it's only possible to a very limited extent to start in February. For more information, please contact the study advisor.
toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
Students with a foreign certificate of higher education that indicates that they have knowledge and understanding of and subject-specific skills (BA thesis in language of specialization) in Literary Studies at academic Bachelor's level will be admitted to the degree programme.

taaltoets
The entry requirements for the various languages are as follows:

CEFR B2/C1 is required on all components for: French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

CEFR C1 is required on all components for: German and Frisian

CEFR B1/B2 is required on all components for: Russian

The English language requirement can be met by presenting one of the following pieces of documentary evidence:

a. the internet-based TOEFL test (iBT TOEFL, with a minimum score of 90 and a minimum score of 21 on all components)

b. IELTS, Academic Module, 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 on all components)

c. Cambridge: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/20 RUG
Europese Letteren en Interculturaliteit
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/20 RUG
Writing, Editing and Mediating
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/20 RUG
English Literature and Culture
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/20 RUG
Letterkunde
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/20 Universiteit Leiden
German Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/20 Universiteit Leiden
Literary Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/20 Universiteit Leiden
Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/20 Universiteit Leiden
French Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
9/20 Universiteit Leiden
Italian Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
10/20 Universiteit Leiden
English Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/20 Radboud Universiteit
Literair bedrijf
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
12/20 Radboud Universiteit
Literatuur en Samenleving
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
13/20 Radboud Universiteit
Letterkunde
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
14/20 UU
Literatuur vandaag
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
25 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/20 Amsterdam UVA
English Literature and Culture
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/20 Amsterdam UVA
Literature and Education
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
17/20 Amsterdam UVA
Comparative Literature
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/20 Amsterdam UVA
Literature, Culture and Society
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
19/20 Amsterdam VU
Nederlandse Letterkunde en het Literaire Veld
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
20/20 Amsterdam VU
English Literature in a Visual Culture
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The track aims to provide you with academic skills and approaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert wherever texts are involved: in the private sphere, in the media, in institutions and in networks. You learn to analyse these processes and functions, to solve problems and to communicate about them clearly and with flair.

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Potentiële beroepen

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cultural functions such as:
journalism
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translation
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