Master of Western Literature (Leuven) KU Leuven
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As one of the world's oldest universities, located in a multilingual society and at the heart of Europe, KU Leuven is a unique location for a program that focuses on the dynamic interactions between various literature, languages, and cultures, as well as on the intercultural and international contexts in which literature travels.
Neither the notion of ‘The West’ nor that of ‘literature’ is self-evident. This program interrogates the histories and affordances of these terms to investigates the multiple ways in which these phenomena interact with key challenges in our globalized world. We explore the relations between literature, nation, language, and territory and how this relationship has changed in contexts of decolonization, globalization, and shifting relations between East and West.
This master's program stands out both nationally and internationally for its advanced degree of specialization, its broad range of study trajectories, and its sustained intercultural and multilingual perspective.
Specialists in literature in different languages and in a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives collaborate to ensure the high level and quality of the courses. You can freely combine courses from almost a dozen national literature to design a curriculum tailored to your own interests and ambitions. The program’s combination of an advanced level of specialization and a sustained comparative perspective provides you with a multifaceted understanding of the ways Western literature interacts with social, political, and cultural contexts, both historically and in the present.
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