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Masters degrees in Canadian Literature involve advanced study of the writers, genres and literary movements which have originated in Canada, as well as influences on Canadian writers.
Related subjects and postgraduate specialisms include Canadian Society & Culture, Comparative Literature, and Canadian Studies. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Languages, Literature or Cultural Studies.
Canadian Literature has a rich history, rooted in indigenous North American culture and traditions and developing further through European contact with Canada. Influences since then have included English, French and Gaelic literary traditions.
Due to the diverse nature of Canadian writing, courses in this field are highly varied. You might examine the traditions of a particular set of writers within Canada, or how different historical events have shaped Canadian literature today.
For example, your thesis may investigate the ways French-Canadian literature brought rise to the rural novel and the historical novel in the 19th century. Or, how the formation of the Confederation of Canada instilled an ambiguity about colonial and post-colonial writers.
Careers in this field may include traditional ro0les such as academia, publishing, and journalism. Other careers may include marketing, public relations, and even foreign policy.
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This programme introduces you to a range of colonial and postcolonial discourse from countries and regions such as Africa, the Americas, Asia, Canada and Oceania. Read more
The Masters in American Modern Literature focuses on the American Literature of the late nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Read more
For the M.A. program, students are required to complete courses, a Thesis, and a Thesis Oral Defence. Three to six graduate term courses or equivalent (9.0 to 18.0 credit hours) are required for this program. Students develop their programs in consultation with their supervisors. Read more
The MA by Research in American Studies gives you an opportunity to develop your research interests in the history, politics, literature and/or culture of the United States in a supportive environment, with the guidance of a supervisor who is an expert in their field. Read more
Members of the Centre for American Studies provide supervision in many aspects of American Studies. Supervision is team-based and reflects the active research interests of the Centre. Read more