FACULTY OF EDUCATIONDEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION (FLE)


Ph.D. in English Literature

Program Description:

The Ph.D. program in English Literature is designed to educate students as researchers in the field of English Literature. Our courses are designed to provide students with a thorough and critical knowledge of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present and with a critical perspective on world literature. Our program aims to enable students to identify major literary and cultural theories from classical antiquity to the twenty first century and to articulate ideas and responses against the backdrop of these theories. Upon graduation, our Ph.D. students should be able to contribute to the field of literary studies by producing academic papers built on independent and in-depth research.

 

The graduates of our Ph.D. program in English literature can work as academics in Humanities and Social Sciences Departments of various universities. They can also work as cultural analysts in national and international research institutions. Some of our graduates work as cultural researchers and consultants in public and international relations departments of national and international companies and institutions.

 

Possible Fields of Study:

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

 

Required Course Load: 7 Courses (7 Electives) + 1 Must Course (ELIT 525: Research Methods and Ethical Considerations in Literary Studies is required if the student has not already taken this course or another graduate-level course which can replace ELIT 525) + 3 NC Must Courses

 

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

ELIT525*

RESEARCH METHODS AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN LITERARY STUDIES

3

3

0

8.0

 

 

*Students are exempt from ELIT 525 if they have taken this course or another graduate-level course which can replace it.

 

Electives: (7 Courses to Choose from the List Below)

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

ELIT604

INTERAC.BETWEEN ENG.&OTHER EUROPEAN LI

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT606

PSYCHOLOGY AND LITERATURE

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT607

NON-WESTERN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURES

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT609

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN LITERARY STUDI

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT610

LITERARY GENRES&INTER-GENERIC RELATION

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT611

CONTEMPORARY LITERARY THEORY

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT614

LITERARY THEORY IN PRACTICE

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT615

OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

 3

3

0

 8.0

ELIT617

NARRATOLOGIES: CLASSICAL AND POSTCLASSICAL APPROACHES 

 3

         3

      0

 8.0

ELIT618

WOMEN AND WRITING

3

3

0

 8.0

ELIT619

LITERATURE AND SCIENCE

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT620

SELECTED WORKS FROM TURKISH&ENG. LIT.

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT621

FICTION: SELECTED WORKS

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT622

DRAMA: SELECTED WORKS

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT623

POETRY: SELECTED WORKS

3

3

0

8.0

 

NC Must Courses (all 3):

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

ELIT690

DOCTORAL SEMINAR NC

0

0

0

10.0

ELIT699

PH.D. DISSERTATION NC

0

0

0

130.0

ELIT901-950

SPECIAL STUDIES NC

0

0

0

70.0

 

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