M.A. IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

This graduate program focuses on the study of American Literature and Culture. The aim of the program is to expand student knowledge of major social, cultural, and political issues in the U.S. from the time of the Puritans to the present day in conjunction with literary theory and analysis. It is an interdisciplinary program that promotes cross-cultural awareness and introduces students to on-going research on array of American literary and cultural themes.

The program relies on the expertise of the faculty members of the Department of American Literature and Culture and the contribution of visiting Fulbright Scholars. It keeps its M.A. curriculum updated and aims to enrich its Erasmus partnerships with American studies programs in other European Universities.

Students are required to take nine (9) compulsory courses (all assessed by class presentations and research papers) and complete a research thesis (20,000-25,000 words) in the fourth semester of their studies.

Teaching is carried out in English in seminar form. Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions, deliver oral presentations and submit research work. Attendance is compulsory.

Candidates are admitted to the program every two years. A call for the submission of applications is posted online (April 1 – May 15). Eligible candidates are required to take an exam and are invited for an interview in September. Together with their application form, candidates also submit samples of their research work and reference letters. Admission is competitive and depends on the quality and academic merits of the candidates. Only ten (10) students who are admitted to the program.