Master's in Literature in North America

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Literature refers to creative written works in categories such as poetry, novels and fiction to name a few. A literature program may allow students to explore different literature types. A student may choose to specialize in an area such as British literature or drama, or example.

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Master Of Letters

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

Masters of letters aims specialization in literary studies, by increasing knowledge about the texts and by pursuing a systematic reflection on the theoretical and institutional foundations of the discipline. [+]

Masters in Literature in North America 2017. Masters of letters aims specialization in literary studies, by increasing knowledge about the texts and by pursuing a systematic reflection on the theoretical and institutional foundations of the discipline. The three axes of research excellence are creative writing, criticism and literary theory and literary history. Offered jointly with the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, this program brings together 23 research professors and researchers-creators whose specializations cover all the topics and approaches of literary studies. paths Master of letters, tracking research This pathway involves the acquisition of greater specialization, training in intensive research and thorough testing of a critical method by writing a developed analytical work (30 credits memory). This route is particularly suitable for students who wish to pursue any doctoral studies. Master of letters, tracking research-creation This pathway is for students who have shown exceptional qualities in literary creation. It offers the opportunity to increase their intellectual autonomy by presenting a creative work and develop a methodical reflection on the role of creative activity in literary studies. It also helps to develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas The teaching team conducts research and research-creation structured around the bearing axles letters of programs at three levels: creation, literary culture, approaches and methods. Research show a concern for complementarity both in terms of time that objects and methods. creative Writing Tale, story, novel, poetry, haiku, story, theater, pedagogy and philosophy of creation. literary culture French literature of the Old Regime (XVI-XVIII centuries), the writings of the New France, Quebec and French literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, contemporary literature. Approaches and Methods Geocriticism, literary history, intertextuality, language, myth criticism and mythanalysis, narrative, onomastics, poetic collection of poetic genres, psychoanalysis, rhetoric, semantics, semiotics and discourse analysis. The dynamism of research in letters at UQAR is reflected in the diversity and quality of ongoing and completed projects. collective analysis of titles and works by Magritte Archaeology of superstition (XVI-XVIII centuries) Digital Library of rare books kept in Eastern Quebec Novelists writing about the novel Critical edition of the complete works of Louis Hennepin and La Salle Euphoria and dysphoria in literary texts Women, rhetoric and eloquence in the Old Regime Henry III (1574-1589) and the ideal of the omnipotence of eloquence HERCULES-XVI: treatises on rhetoric and poetics of the sixteenth century Intertextuality and memory in contemporary literature Joseph-Charles Taché polygraph The explorean in the poetic opus of Claude Gauvreau Jean de Préchac or the story of a gallant writer The dramaturgical dimension of the new French seventeenth century Posted a corpus of Témiscouata (correspondence Bernier missionary priest) Landscapes and identities in contemporary North American literatures Poetics of the short story collection Practices, and ethical values ​​in the francophone literary creation Proust and melancholy Etc. Employment Opportunities Training to superiors in letters cycles can be advantageous for a position of leadership in several areas, for a senior position in the public service or to access postsecondary teaching jobs: college education (2nd cycle); university education (3rd cycle); edition; direction in the research community and publishing; Executive scholarly journal or literary collection; Communications Officer; management position in the public service (provincial and federal); Research Officer at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BANK) or other major libraries; professional research for university research projects in the humanities; etc. And of course, there are creative writing! Dozens of our graduates have to their credit a book or books published by renowned publishers. OBJECTIVES In scientific terms, the program aims at acquiring a specialization in literary studies, by increasing knowledge about the texts and by pursuing a systematic reflection on the theoretical and institutional foundations of the discipline. The program also envisages the development of research and practice in creation. Depending on the option chosen by the student or the student, objectives become clearer in three majors: Option A - Research: Acquisition of greater specialization, training in intensive research and thorough testing of a critical method by writing a developed analytical work (memory). This route is particularly suitable for students who wish to pursue any doctoral studies. Option B - research-creation: For students who have shown exceptional qualities in literary creation, this option offers the possibility to increase their intellectual independence by the presentation of a work to create and develop a systematic reflection on the role of creative activity in the literary studies. This route also provides access to doctoral studies. This program is jointly managed by UQAR, UQAC and UQTR. [-]

Master in Creative Writing

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

Located in the center of San Francisco, USF’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene. [+]

Master in Creative WritingLocated in the center of San Francisco, USF’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene. Founded in 1986, the MFA program is designed to instruct writers in creative techniques, to nurture their individual development and vision, and to help them thrive in the larger community of writers.The two-and-a-half year MFA program offers workshops and literature seminars in the genres of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The distinctive design of the program emphasizes the connection between reading and the students’ own writing and fosters collegial relationships among faculty and students in small classes. All courses are taught by accomplished practicing writers, so that both literature seminars and workshops pay detailed attention to craft. Because cross-fertilization enriches creativity, students are free to take courses outside their primary genre and sample a range of cross-genre literature seminars. Because depth of understanding is crucial to successful writing, students also take seminars and workshops that focus exclusively on one genre—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.  Students’ work culminates in a creative thesis, a book-length manuscript that is conceived, composed, and revised with extensive faculty mentoring.... [-]


M.A. in Museum Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 USA San Francisco

In an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. [+]

Master in Museum StudiesIn an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. The University of San Francisco offers a unique Master’s Degree in Museum Studies that prepares its graduates for positions of leadership in artistic, cultural and heritage organizations operating within this constantly changing social dynamic.The USF M.A. in Museum Studies Program focuses on design and curatorial practice; education and new technologies; conservation and heritage preservation; and arts and cultural management, financial management and project management. Students integrate and apply knowledge and disciplines in order to analyze global issues – from equality and diversity, to social justice and human rights. The San Francisco ExperienceMuseum Studies students enjoy the rich experiences available in San Francisco, one of the world’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful cities. Walking distance to the major museum complexes of Golden Gate Park – including the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences – USF also lies near the museums and cultural institutions in downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose. As the financial, cultural and technological center of the West Coast of the U.S., the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most economically and culturally vital regions of the world.... [-]


Master of Education in Reading

Shippensburg University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Shippensburg

A graduate program leading to the Master of Education degree with specialization in reading is offered for fully certified elementary and secondary school teachers. A master’s degree also certifies the graduate as a reading specialist. [+]

Master of Education in Reading

A graduate program leading to the Master of Education degree with specialization in reading is offered for fully certified elementary and secondary school teachers. A master’s degree also certifies the graduate as a reading specialist.

Program Requirements

The program requires that candidates pass through various status categories from admission to graduation. The following describes those categories and the requirements. The status categories are: 1) Foundational Status, 2) Practicum Status, and 3) Program Completion.

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