To take the Comparative Literature and Critical Translation at the University of Oxford, you must be able to work with two languages and literatures, out of Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, modern Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
The MSt is attached to Oxford’s research centre in Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) and builds on the recent growth in scholarly awareness of the importance of translation to comparative and world literary study. This is what is meant by ‘critical translation’: not translator training, but rather an interest in the role played by translation and re-writing in literary history, and an alertness to the uses of translation in critical practice.
The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the steering committee for the MSt in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation in consultation with faculties in the Humanities Division, and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff.
It is anticipated that those who have successfully completed the course may proceed to doctoral work at Oxford or other institutions. Alternative career destinations may include publishing, journalism, teaching, or various kinds of international cultural work.
- Histories of comparison
- Theories of comparison
- Worlds of comparison
- Genres and forms
- Migration, travel and encounter
- Translation studies and comparative literatures
- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Literature Linguistics View 370 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
- Official transcript(s)
- Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 1,000 words
- Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each or one essay of a maximum of 4,000 words
- References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, generally academic
International28560 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28560 GBP per year during 9 months.
National12550 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12550 GBP per year during 9 months.
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