Master in European Comparative Literature

General

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Program Description

The University Master's Degree in Comparative Literature is conceived as an initiation Master's Degree in Research in Literary Studies of European tradition. The Master is proposed as a way to specialize the already graduated student in the theoretical and methodological knowledge of Comparative Literature and in European literary studies. In the first dimension, with special emphasis on those theoretical-critical currents and methodological approaches of greater validity and current influence.

In its development, the Master's study plan is conceived as a support for the historical knowledge of the European literary tradition through the study of various literary traditions in their interconnection, that is, as networks of fluid transversality and mutual influence.

The program pursues the following general objectives of the Title:

  • Train the student in the study of European literary traditions, understood not as an addition to parallel stories but as a network of interrelations. For this, the courses offered affect the periods, genres, themes, or theoretical concepts of greatest projection and influence in European culture. This pursues a broad and systematic understanding of the field of study, which then allows specialization.
  • Promote knowledge of the main trends in literature theory and their application to the analysis of the literary fact and cultural phenomena. This seeks up-to-date training, focused on the most recent (often also more complex and sophisticated) contributions from the field of critical theory and literature theory.
  • Train students in the protocols of literary research: compilation and bibliographic review, formulation of thesis and working hypotheses, argumentation, and management of primary and secondary sources.
  • Train researchers who are capable of handling the most current knowledge, theories and methods in literary studies to produce quality research, in the form of critical studies that allow the advancement of knowledge in the area of comparative literature studies.
  • From the point of view of skills, students will seek to foster a critical and rigorous attitude towards the different methodologies and schools that approach the study of literature. The aim will be that the student not only be able to apply the most appropriate methodological and conceptual tools to their research, but also know how to discern their limits and problems.

Master's file

Teaching center: Letters faculty
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Language: Spanish
Duration: One year
ECTS credits: 60
Title: Master in European Comparative Literature
Scholarships, grants and mobility: National / International
Price per credit:
  • In 1st registration: € 37.11
  • In 2nd registration: € 60.32
  • In 3rd registration: € 69.59
  • In 4th or successive: € 69.59

Justification

The University Master's Degree in Comparative Literature is conceived as an initiation Master's Degree in Research in Literary Studies of European tradition. The Master is proposed as a way to specialize the already graduated student in the theoretical and methodological knowledge of Comparative Literature and in European literary studies. In the first dimension, with special emphasis on those theoretical-critical currents and methodological approaches of greater validity and current influence. In its development, the Master's study plan is conceived as a support for the historical knowledge of the European literary tradition through the study of various literary traditions in their interconnection, that is, as networks of fluid transversality and mutual influence.

The Master allows to deepen the ability to analyze literary texts with attention to its formal, historical-contextual and conceptual elements. Likewise, it will develop the faculties to identify problems and subjects of study and to select the critical perspective that allows them to be understood and explored with greater performance. Lastly, it will introduce students to the knowledge of research protocols in literary studies: bibliographic search, hypothesis formation, corpus selection, methodological option, evaluation of existing literature, argumentation and proof.

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Competencies

Basic skills

  • Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • That students know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ​​study.
  • That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • That students know how to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that support them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
  • That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.

General Competences

  • Be able to express themselves correctly in Spanish in the field of Comparative Literature Studies.
  • Understand and express themselves in a foreign language at a B1 level according to the CEFR in the field of Comparative Literature Studies.
  • Being able to manage information and knowledge in the field of Literary Studies and Comparative Literature including knowing how to use as a user the basic tools of information and communication technologies (ICT).
  • Act with ethical ethics and intellectual integrity in the study and research of Comparative Literature, which will be evaluated on the basis of respect, by the student, towards the criteria of attribution of intellectual property and the correct citation of information sources.
  • Being able to project the knowledge, abilities and skills acquired in Comparative Literature studies to promote a society based on the values of freedom, justice, equality and pluralism, which will be evaluable by virtue of the absence of expressions. vexatious or discriminatory towards the cultural, ethnic, gender or sexual difference of individuals or communities.
  • Being able to work as a team and relate to other people in the field of literary studies or different professional fields.
  • Develop initiation skills to research in the field of studies in Comparative Literature.
  • Demonstrate capacity for analysis and synthesis in information management and problem solving in Comparative Literature studies.
  • Demonstrate creativity in the approach and development of working hypotheses, analysis, and problem solving in the field of Comparative Literature studies.
  • Develop a critical spirit in literary comparative studies.

Transversal Competences

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Specific Competences

  • Know the main methodologies and theories of application in the study of comparative literature, with special emphasis on those theoretical-critical currents and methodological approaches of greater validity and influence.
  • Know the history of the European literary tradition through the study of various traditions understood in their interconnection, that is, as networks of fluid transversality and mutual influence.
  • Acquire the ability to analyze literary texts with attention to their formal, historical-contextual and conceptual elements.
  • Acquire the ability to analyze and evaluate, that is, to identify problems and topics of study and to select the critical perspective that allows them to be understood and explored with greater performance.
  • Know the protocols of literary research: the bibliographic search, the formation of hypotheses, the selection of corpus, the methodological options appropriate to the study objective, the evaluation of the existing literature, as well as the protocols of argumentation and proof.

Admission profile

Students will be able to access the master's degree in European Comparative Literature while being in possession of official degrees whose most suitable profiles are bachelor's degrees and / or diplomas related to humanistic studies, either from the European Higher Education Area or from any other space, after checking the level equivalent training for access. For the University Master's Degree in Comparative European Literature, it is foreseen as a specific admission criterion that the student has a degree-level training in studies of the Humanities Branch, especially Philology, Language and literature, Translation and Interpretation, Journalism and Communication , History, Aesthetics and Philosophy.

The Master of European Comparative Literature also considers as admission criteria for all students the possession of a level of linguistic competence equivalent to level B2 (according to the CEFR) in some of the modern languages whose literatures are the subject of study in the Master, is Say: English, French, German or Italian. This level can be demonstrated by an official title (Degree or Bachelor's degree in any of these Philologies, EOI degree corresponding to this level), level test (such as those carried out in the Language Service of the Universidad de Murcia or equivalent body), certification from authorized bodies, language credits or taught in a second language in official university study programs.

Prospective students must attach, at the time of pre-registration, documentation that helps determine if they have this level of language proficiency.

Admission to studies will be decided by the Center on the proposal of the Academic Commission of the Master on the basis of the aforementioned criteria and as a result of an eventual interview that will aim to establish the suitability of future students to pursue the studies offered and / or check your level of foreign language., In your case, said interview will be conducted prior to preparing the proposal of admitted. Except for this interview, special entrance tests are not required. In the event of there being a greater number of applications than of places offered, the selection of those admitted will take place based on their academic record (50%), their Curriculum Vitae adjusted to their own income profile (40%) and the result of the Previous interview (10%) carried out by the Academic Commission of the Master.

Graduation profile

The Master in European Comparative Literature seeks to provide students with an exit profile guaranteeing that:

  • Know the protocols of literary research: the compilation and bibliographic review, the formulation of theses and working hypotheses, the argumentation and the management of primary and secondary sources.
  • Be able to apply the acquired knowledge and their problem-solving capacity in new or little-known environments, both in the various branches of comparative literary studies and in multidisciplinary contexts in which the study of literary phenomena is complemented by knowledge produced in other branches of knowledge.
  • Be able to integrate knowledge in literature theory and comparative literature and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. .
  • Know how to communicate your conclusions and the latest knowledge and reasons that support them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
  • They possess the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Professional outings

Among the professional applications of the Master in Comparative Literature are:

  • Teaching (and research) in language and literature
  • The specialized translation of literary texts, especially those that require philological preparation and textual criticism
  • The publishing industry (proofreader, literary consultant, proofreader)
  • Artistic and literary creation
  • Linguistic and cultural mediation
  • Archival management and library science cultural journalism
  • Audiovisual communication
  • Documentation and knowledge management
  • The techniques of information and multimedia communication
Last updated Mar 2020

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