Master Literary Studies, Specialization English Literature in a Visual Culture

Master’s in Literary Studies, programme English Literature in a Visual Culture
The Master’s in Literary Studies, programme English Literature in a Visual Culture focuses on the relation between literature and visual culture. Rooted in the VU tradition of studying the relations between word and image, this specialized interdisciplinary programme will teach the student to analyze the various ways in which textual and visual culture interact. The topics studied from this perspective range from the Renaissance stage to screenwriting, from the relation between poetry and photography to film adaptations of gothic novels. The courses in this programme are closely linked to the current research of staff members, so that students are involved in cutting-edge developments. They are encouraged to explore their own interests in depth using the tools and theories they are provided with, culminating in their own research project when they write their MA-thesis in the second semester.

Programme overview

Course name Period Credits Code Pdf
Master Thesis English Literature Ac. Year (September) 18.0 L_ELMAENGSCR
Place and Planet in the Anthropocene Period 1 6.0 L_ELMALTK001
Seminar The Material Book Period 1 6.0 L_NOMANED010
From Novel to Film: Adaptation Studies Period 2 6.0 L_ELMALTK005
The Graphic Novel Period 2 6.0 L_ELMALTK002
Reading Images: A Semiotic Approach to Cultural Analysis Period 3 6.0 L_ELMALTK006
The Diasporic Experience: Ethnic Cultures of America Period 4 6.0 L_ELMAENG014
Gothic Spaces Period 5 6.0 L_ELMALTK004
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