Our MA programme in literary studies enables interdisciplinary engagement with literature in the context of other semiotic practices and media. It is aimed at graduates of BA programmes in literary studies as well as BA programmes in media studies and cultural studies with a focus on literary studies who are interested in the processes that produce, change, or disrupt meaning, in the forms that become manifest or take place in literature and other forms and media of representation. Students are also welcome to apply to this degree programme in literary studies if they have completed a degree in media studies, cultural studies, or other disciplines in the humanities (without a focus on literature) (Admission requirements).
The master’s degree programme in literary studies at the University of Erfurt
approaches European and American literature and cultures from perspectives of literary theory, comparative literature, poetology, cultural studies, and media studies
has a transphilological orientation and supports interdisciplinary exchange with other fields of study, such as media studies, religious studies, cultural anthropology, history, philosophy, and linguistics
offers intensive and personal mentoring and promotes the development of individual research interests in colloquia, workshops, and supervised self-study units
is oriented toward research and theory
offers the opportunity to prepare for a subsequent doctoral programme