Comparative Literature (M.Phil.) - Why?
There are many reasons for coming to Trinity to do a Master's degree in Comparative Literature. One could mention major Irish writers such as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, who were deeply involved with other literatures and cultures (and wrote in more than one language); one could mention Trinity's unrivalled span of languages and literatures, ranging from Irish and Hebrew to Spanish and Russian. Then there is our Library, stocked with over four million books including a vast amount of translated literature. Ireland's native culture is bilingual, and even Anglo-Irish literature is often written from a slightly marginal perspective. Dublin is a place where cultures meet, where local identities and cosmopolitan ideas interact. Trinity College faculty members have an unusually broad range of expertise in different dimensions of comparative literary study. Our campus is a place of great visual and historical interest. Student life is friendly and stimulating.
Beyond all that there is the city. Dublin is one of Europe's most engaging capitals, with a wide range of entertainment and a well developed cultural life , including famous theatres, galleries, museums, a good concert hall and numerous pubs and cafés. Trinity is right in the middle of the city, close to Grafton Street , the river Liffey, and Temple Bar. It is easy to visit many other European destinations from Dublin. Among other airlines, the two Irish carriers Aer Lingus and Ryanair are now offering a vast network of European routes at much lower fares than were available in the past.
For further information, or contact the Course Director, Dr Peter Arnds (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland.