The Literatures of Engagement programme from Maynooth University is underpinned by a conviction that any critique of contemporary culture must be rooted in an informed understanding of historical currents shaping the present.
Students will benefit from the instruction of committed and energetic scholars working at the forefront of their fields, with research specialisms which include Irish Studies, American, African and comparative literature, Renaissance Studies, and digital humanities. Their work addresses questions of: ecology; economy; diversity; gender, sexuality and race relations; borders; citizenship; terrorism; sovereignty; imperialism; migration and refugees. These questions are addressed using an intersectional model, drawing on key currents in literary and cultural theory: postcolonialism, feminism and gender studies, Marxism and ecocriticism. Through their choice of elective modules and a dissertation topic, students will have the opportunity to pursue their specific research interests.
For some students this proposed programme will provide an essential bridge to doctoral studies in English Literature and cultural studies.
For the majority of students it will allow them to acquire valuable research, analytical and critical skills. These skills can then underpin their subsequent careers in various fields, such as: education; public administration; journalism/media; arts policy and administration; editing and publishing; law.
However, these types of analytical skills are essential for almost any modern workplace: assessing a mass of information and extracting the essential from the non-essential; assessing an argument; distinguishing facts from persuasive rhetoric; the necessity for clear and effective communication – especially being able to write concisely, compellingly and elegantly.
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- Engaging Literature
- Literatures of Engagement
- Zionism, Palestinian Nationalism and Culture
- A Literature of Their Own: Gender, Literary Authority and Women's Writing
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesGender & Sexuality Studies Language Studies Literature View 13 other Masters in Gender & Sexuality Studies in Ireland
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B.A. degree with a subject mark in English, or a cognate discipline, of 2.1 or higher, or international equivalent. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 12 months.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.