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Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts

Brock University

16 months
23502 CAD/year
8175 CAD/year
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Our Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts program offered by Brock University provides a rigorous, thought-provoking, intellectually diverse and supportive environment in which to assist students truly committed to inquiry, to research, and to the development of new ideas.


Program Details

  • The Master of Arts in Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts offered by Brock University is an interdisciplinary and inter faculty program that not only focuses on the study of literature from different nations, but also examines the ways in which literature enters into dialogue with the fine and performing arts. Throughout the program, students examine contemporary approaches to texts of various types, as well as the possibilities and problems that arise in comparative studies, including issues related to the translation and adaptation of works. Through coursework, students are encouraged to develop a cross-disciplinary understanding of how works of art or cultural production evolve, are received, and are interpreted.
  • While the program offers both a thesis option and a major essay option, students are strongly encouraged to pursue the major essay option, as the additional coursework required by this stream provides more opportunity for comparative analysis across the arts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Methodologies
  • Critical Theory and the Arts
  • Crossover Literature
  • The Birth of the Sentimental Self
  • Crossing Cultural Boundaries in the Novels of Umberto Eco
  • Space and the Social Ecology of Art
  • Violence and Discourses of Otherness in Early Modern Europe
  • Word Painting and Text Setting in Music from the 12th to the Early 17th Centuries
  • Disability in Literature and the Arts: Sites of Resistance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to a Master’s program, a student will normally hold a four year degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (mid-B) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study.

You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
  • Two references are required.
  • A resume outlining your educational and professional experience.
  • A Statement of Intent indicating your reasons for pursuing this degree and your thoughts on possible strategies for dealing with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of literature and the other arts.

Tuition Fee

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    23502 CAD/year
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    8175 CAD/year
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Living costs for St. Catharines

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
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