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Programme outline

This programme will introduce you to the intrinsic complexities of the history of Anglo-German cultural relations since the late eighteenth century, and the current practices of cultural exchange between the two countries. The programme will offer you a unique opportunity to engage with practitioners from the media, publishing and cultural organisations and familiarize you with theoretical, critical and methodological questions in the field of cultural transfer. We aim to engage you in reflecting on the development and significance of Anglo-German cultural relations, analysing history and current practice.

The core course focuses on the theory and practice of cultural transfers and brings students into contact with representatives of cultural institutions working in this field, through work experience placements. It will make students aware of how to build on and deepen the skills and knowledge gained as undergraduates when analysing and assessing the various aspects of cultural transfers, such as the significance of translation relations, or patterns of mutual perception since 1800.

Core Module

Theory and Practice of Anglo-German - Cultural Transfers

Option Modules

(choose two of the four)

• Anglo-German Travel Writing

• In pursuit of prejudice?

• Thinking Translation

• The Rise and Fall of the Hero(ine)

Assessment

All modules will be assessed through essays in English or German:

For the core course, you will be expected to produce 2,000 words on research methodology, plus two 3,000-word essays.

You will also produce a 4,000-word essay for each of your other two modules. Your final dissertation will be between 10,000 and 12,000 words.

Career Opportunities

This MA will enable you to have a career in intercultural relations, be it with the media (print and digital), publishing, cultural institutions, translation, and/or (non-) political cultural organisations. It will provide you with intellectual and analytical skills which you can apply in further research towards PhD and an academic career.


Visit the MA Anglo-German Cultural Relation page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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