Department of Foreign Language Education

English Literature (M.A. with thesis)

Program Description

The M.A. program in English Literature is designed to provide students with a thorough and critical knowledge of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Our courses focus on both canonical and non-canonical texts of English Literature, locating them within relevant historical, cultural, philosophical and psychological contexts. Our program aims to enable students to read and intrepret texts from different theoretical vantage points; to make students acquainted with the characteristics of various genres of literature; to enable students to outline the major lines of critical argument around literary and cultural texts and write insightful papers on different literary topics.

The graduates of our M.A program in English Literature can work as instructors of English in prep-schools of various universities and in private language schools. They can also work as cultural researchers and consultants in public and international relations departments of national and international companies and institutions. Some of our graduates work as academics in Humanities and Social Sciences Departments of various universities.

Possible Fields of Study

Medieval, Early Modern, Modern and Postmodern English Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Ancient and Modern Literary Theory

Required Course Load

7 Courses (1 Must Course + 6 Electives) + 3 NC Must Courses

Must Course

Course Code

Course Name

ELIT525

RESEARCH METHODS AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN LITERARY STUDIES

Electives (6 Courses to Choose from the List Below)

Course Code

Course Name

ELIT503

MILTON

ELIT504

SPENSER
ELIT505 20TH CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL I
ELIT506 20TH CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL II
ELIT507 20TH CENTURY BRITISH DRAMA
ELIT508 SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA
ELIT509 APPROACHES TO LITERARY CRITICISM
ELIT510
THE RISE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENG.NOVEL
ELIT511 THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
ELIT512 POSTCOLONIAL THEORY AND LITERATURE
ELIT513 20TH CENTURY BRITISH POETRY
ELIT514 CHAUCER
ELIT515 THE VICTORIAN NOVEL
ELIT516 LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
ELIT517 LITERATURE IN THE RENAISSANCE
ELIT518 LITERATURE IN THE 17TH CENTURY
ELIT519 LITERATURE IN THE RESTORATION AND THE 18TH CENTURY
ELIT520 THE VICTORIANS
ELIT521 LITERATURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY
ELIT522 BACKGROUNDS OF MODERN CRITICISM
ELIT523 HIGHLIGHTS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
ELIT529 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF LITERATURE

NC Must Courses (All 3)

Course Code

Course Name

ELIT590

SEMINAR IN ENGLISH LITERATURE

ELIT599

MASTER'S THESIS
ELIT801-850 SPECIAL STUDIES

Note: Students are required to select a thesis supervisor by the end of their SECOND semester in the program.