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University of Munster


National and Transnational Studies: Literature | Culture | Language

Subjects: National and Transnational Studies: Literature,Culture,Languages,National

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
317 EUR

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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The study of literature and culture thrives on a deep understanding of the interplay between form (discours) and content (histoire). Whether in novels, narrative poetry, drama, film, television series, comics, graphic novels, or video games, stories are always mediated through form. This holds true for texts we understand as transnational, transcultural, or postcolonial. In your essay, draw upon a text, a piece of artistic expression, or an example from linguistics to explain and demonstrate how literary form influences transnational, transcultural, or postcolonial cultural production. Consider narrative levels, syntactic and semantic structures, narrative structures, composition, intertextuality, paratextual elements, language use, and more. For instance, think about how a novel's narrative structure can reflect the complexities of postcolonial identity. Or how the syntactic choices in a piece of narrative poetry might reveal underlying cultural tensions. Examine how intertextuality in a graphic novel can bridge different cultural contexts, or how the paratextual elements of a video game can enhance its transnational appeal. By analyzing these elements, you can uncover the ways in which form shapes and is shaped by the cultural and historical contexts

Program Information

Study Location Münster
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
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Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 317 EUR
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As English is the official medium of instruction on this M.A. programme, excellent English language skills are a precondition for enrolment. Students' English language skills must correspond to the "C2" level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate their language skills through the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE, grade A, B or C) or another equivalent language certificate (e.g. CAE grade A or B; TOEFL iBT 109+; or IELTS Academic 7.5+). Please note that we consider you a native speaker if English is an official language in your country.

Qualification Requirements

Prospective students must have completed a first academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent) with a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters. This first degree must be in a field which is thematically relevant to this M.A. programme. These fields are: Literature Linguistics Cultural Studies Book Studies Media Studies Communication Studies History Political science Sociology Social Anthropology Ethnology Philosophy Theology Education Art History Psychology

Document Requirements

proof of qualification for admission to higher education, e.g. a school leaving certificate like Abitur, A-levels or international equivalent • undergraduate diploma(s) • transcript(s) of records: enlists titles of and performance in courses taken in previous degree programme(s) • proof of language skills (for non-native speakers only) • short essay (c. 2,000 words / 5 pages, in English) • curriculum vitae (in tabular form) • proof of stay abroad (where applicable) • proof of internships (where applicable)

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