LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES / SPECIALIZATION IN COMPARATIVE LITERARY STUDIES MA

Comparative Literary Studies
Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Interdisciplinary course; associated departments:
English and American Studies, German Studies,
Linguistics, Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies,
Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft & Kunst
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 596
Admission Requirements A BA degree in a related field (i.e., a BA, diploma or BEd
in literary and/or cultural studies or a philological course).

What will I learn?

The MA course in Literary and Cultural Studies is a joint study offered by the departments of English and American Studies, German Studies, Classical Philology, Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies and the Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft & Kunst (Centre for Arts and Humanities). The specialization in Comparative Studies considers the diversity of regional, national and transnational literary and cultural phenomena from the integrated perspective of the theories and methods uniting all philologies. It examines high and popular culture and how they influence aesthetics and the media, and studies literature, culture and language in an interdisciplinary way. The focus lies on the medial conditionality of literature and its interplay with other arts and cultural forms of communication. These problems will be discussed in the three theme modules identity, transfer and hierarchy. The MA degree course is complemented by practical seminars and internships.

Which career opportunities do I have?

The MA course in Literary and Cultural Studies with a specialization in Comparative Studies prepares students for occupations in public and private educational institutions, in the culture and media sector and in research and teaching. Further career options include the promotion of literature, publishing, PR, online and print media, library and archiving work, theater and museum work, exhibition planning and organisation, art and culture management, research at universities and other research institutions, etc.

Why Salzburg?

Salzburg is the only location in Austria which offers an MA course in Literary and Cultural Studies. Due to the cooperation of the Paris Lodron University and the Mozarteum, students can choose from a wide range of lecture courses and seminars.

How is the course structured?

Comparative Literary Studies MA

General part (obligatory modules)24 ECTS
Specialities (optional modules)54 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
MA thesis24 ECTS
MA examination6 ECTS
Total120 ECTS

Contact

Bild Kathrin Ackermann-Pojtinger
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kathrin Ackermann-Pojtinger Head of the curriulum committee in Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 662 8044-4468
Fax:
+43 662 8044-0001
kathrin.ackermann@sbg.ac.at
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