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Program Duration

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Main Subject Area

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Program overview

Main Subject

Modern Languages

Degree

PhD

Study Level

PHD

Areas for PhD supervision are: French Studies - Medieval studies; Early-Modern studies; Eighteenth-century studies Nineteenth-century studies; Twentieth-century literature; philosophy, history and theory; Contemporary French and francophone literature, film, and thought; French politics, cultural politics, political thought, and history; linguistics, multilingualism and history of the language; Queer theory; Holocaust studies; Post-colonialism; Literary theory; Comparative literature; Translation studies. German Studies - Most areas from the 18th-century Enlightenment to the present day, with notable areas of expertise in: German Classicism and Romanticism; Orientalism in German Culture from 1800 to the Present; German Diasporic Cultures and Literatures; Nationalism and Anti-Semitism; Weimar Cultures; Contemporary German History; Post-War German Literature and Culture; German Memory Cultures; Transnationalism, transculturalism and world literatures; Critical Theory. Hispanic Studies - Cultural Memory across the Hispanic World; Modern and Contemporary Hispanic and Portuguese Literatures and Cultures; 19th- Century Spanish Literature and Culture and its Relations to Colonialism; Regional Spanish Cultures, especially Galicia; The Caribbean, especially intersections between Hispanophone, Anglophone and Francophone cultures; Diaspora, Cultural Identity and Cultural Exchange; Digital Approaches to Humanities Research; Aspects of Hispanic Visual and Musical Cultures; Spanish and Latin American cinema; sound in cinema; sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature and culture; Classical and Italian influences on the Spanish Golden Age. Italian Studies - Medieval and Renaissance Intellectual Culture — the reception of texts and ideas, and their relationship with institutions of learning and habits of reading, including manuscript and print culture; 18th- and 19th-Century Literary Cultures in comparative perspective; Literary, cinematic and cultural studies in 20th and 21st Century; Transnational engagements with Italy in post-Unification culture — migration, mobility and the postcolonial.  

Program overview

Main Subject

Modern Languages

Degree

PhD

Study Level

PHD

Areas for PhD supervision are: French Studies - Medieval studies; Early-Modern studies; Eighteenth-century studies Nineteenth-century studies; Twentieth-century literature; philosophy, history and theory; Contemporary French and francophone literature, film, and thought; French politics, cultural politics, political thought, and history; linguistics, multilingualism and history of the language; Queer theory; Holocaust studies; Post-colonialism; Literary theory; Comparative literature; Translation studies. German Studies - Most areas from the 18th-century Enlightenment to the present day, with notable areas of expertise in: German Classicism and Romanticism; Orientalism in German Culture from 1800 to the Present; German Diasporic Cultures and Literatures; Nationalism and Anti-Semitism; Weimar Cultures; Contemporary German History; Post-War German Literature and Culture; German Memory Cultures; Transnationalism, transculturalism and world literatures; Critical Theory. Hispanic Studies - Cultural Memory across the Hispanic World; Modern and Contemporary Hispanic and Portuguese Literatures and Cultures; 19th- Century Spanish Literature and Culture and its Relations to Colonialism; Regional Spanish Cultures, especially Galicia; The Caribbean, especially intersections between Hispanophone, Anglophone and Francophone cultures; Diaspora, Cultural Identity and Cultural Exchange; Digital Approaches to Humanities Research; Aspects of Hispanic Visual and Musical Cultures; Spanish and Latin American cinema; sound in cinema; sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature and culture; Classical and Italian influences on the Spanish Golden Age. Italian Studies - Medieval and Renaissance Intellectual Culture — the reception of texts and ideas, and their relationship with institutions of learning and habits of reading, including manuscript and print culture; 18th- and 19th-Century Literary Cultures in comparative perspective; Literary, cinematic and cultural studies in 20th and 21st Century; Transnational engagements with Italy in post-Unification culture — migration, mobility and the postcolonial.  

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Undergraduate

3+
7+
Jan-2000

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