Welcome to the Comparative Literature (M.Phil.) website - Course
The course has an overall ECTS "value" of 90 credits, and consists of:
Two core modules taken by all students
Theory and Methodology (20 ECTS)
Moving between Cultures (20 ECTS)
Plus two options from the range offered in a given year (10 ECTS each)
Plus a dissertation of 15-20,000 words whose theme and approach should be comparativist (30 ECTS).
Options currently scheduled include: (1) Culture and Confinement [Coordinators: Caitríona Leahy and Peter Arnds]; (2) Dantean Echoes [Coordinator: Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin]; (3) Mythical Realism [Coordinator: Peter Arnds]; (4) Literature and Exile [Coordinator: Ciaran Cosgrove]; (5) Utopia and Science Fiction [Coordinator: Roberto Bertoni]; (6) Literary Censorship in Ireland and Czechoslovakia, 1920-1990; [Coordinator: Jana Fischerova]. With the approval of the Course Director students may be permitted to avail of 10-credit units offered on other MPhil programmes in the School.
Students who decide that they wish to continue for a research degree will be facilitated in registering on the research register in the October when they have submitted their M.Phil dissertation. In this way the MPhil in Comparative Literature may serve as the stepping-stone to a PhD or MLitt.
In order to be awarded the degree of M.Phil. in Comparative Literature candidates must satisfy the Court of Examiners by obtaining an overall pass in both the following components:
1. the assessment work for core course 1, core course 2,
options 1 and 2 (combined)
For essay writing guidelines see following link 'A Research Guide for Students'
2. the dissertation
The two core modules each contribute 20% of the overall assessment, the options each contribute 10% and the dissertation 40%. The pass mark for all modules is 40%.
Click on the links below [not all yet activated] for further information, or contact the Course Director, Dr Peter Arnds (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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