University of Kent: Postcolonial Studies (Canterbury and Paris)

InstitutionUniversity of Kent View institution profile
Department School of English View department profile
Web www.kent.ac.uk/english/postgraduate/
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Summary

This innovative and interdisciplinary MA will develop your understanding of the politics of culture. It looks at both the imperial interpretations of the colonial as well as anti-colonial and postcolonial assertions of autonomy. To complement your studies, you share your year between our Canterbury campus and our Paris centre.

In this context, while ‘postcolonial’ refers primarily to societies of the so-called ‘Third World’, it also includes questions relevant to cultures such as those of Ireland and Australia.

A cross-cultural, interdisciplinary programme, you spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities. In the spring term, you relocate to the Paris School of Arts and Culture where you study at the Columbia Global Center (known as Reid Hall) in a historic corner of Montparnasse. You visit Paris in the autumn term, where you meet our Paris staff and are taken on a tour of the city. We offer advice and support to help you relocate to Paris.

In Paris, you participate in the Paris-focused modules, taught in English. Then, in the the final term, you complete your MA by writing a 12,000-word dissertation on a research topic defined in collaboration with your academic supervisors.

MA

University of Kent
School of English




The School of English at the University of Kent is ambitious and inclusive, committed to excellence in critical and creative practice. Our expertise and specialisms range from the medieval to the postmodern including; British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory and cultural history. With over forty permanent members of academic staff the School is a lively and intellectually stimulating environment.

The School also counts a number of highly acclaimed and award-winning creative writers among its staff, many of whom are ...

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