Program Image Literary Studies: Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond

Literary Studies: Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond

Master

Leiden University mapmarker icon Leiden Research university
Institution Logo Leiden University

The master in Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond offers specialised knowledge on the role and impact of literature in society. Novels, poetry, theatre and new literary media from both 'high’ and ‘popular’ culture reflect social issues but also shape them. Your studies thus take a thematic approach to the study of literature, exploring literature from the point of view of political and social issues like identity, migration, memory, and the metropolis.

A transnational perspective

Studying the impact of literature on society involves a series of questions: how does literature affect (or sometimes threaten) ways of life and moral standards? How do literary strategies such as story-telling shape the fields of politics and law? How does literature help shape individual and collective identity and memory? Conversely, society also shapes literature.

This involves questions about the embeddedness of literature in culture and society; about the cultural capital of individual texts, genres and oeuvres: why are certain works and authors classified as classics and others as popular or ‘cult’? Much modern literature in Western Europe stands at the crossroads of European and non-European cultures. A transnational perspective is thus an important part of this Master.

Leiden University is considered a leading centre of expertise in western and non-western languages and cultures. 

Language

English

Title

Master of Arts

Duration

1 year

ECTS credits

Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Admission

Application requirements

Information not available

Language requirements

185
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
185
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
7
IELTS overall band
7
IELTS writing
7
IELTS speaking
100
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
Information not available
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24

Contact

Leiden University

Main address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
071 - 5271111

Ready to apply?

Visit course website chevron icon
Leiden University institution image
Leiden University institution image