English Literature (Ph.D.)
English Literature (Ph.D.)
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
RESEARCH METHODS AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN LITERARY STUDIES
*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)
INTERAC.BETWEEN ENG.&OTHER EUROPEAN LI
|ELIT606||PSYCHOLOGY AND LITERATURE|
|ELIT607||NON-WESTERN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURES|
|ELIT609||RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN LITERARY STUDI|
|ELIT610||LITERARY GENRES&INTER-GENERIC RELATION|
|ELIT611||CONTEMPORARY LITERARY THEORY|
|ELIT614||LITERARY THEORY IN PRACTICE|
|ELIT615||OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE|
|ELIT617||NARRATOLOGIES: CLASSICAL AND POSTCLASSICAL APPROACHES|
|ELIT618||WOMEN AND WRITING|
|ELIT619||LITERATURE AND SCIENCE|
|ELIT620||SELECTED WORKS FROM TURKISH&ENG. LIT.|
|ELIT621||FICTION: SELECTED WORKS|
|ELIT622||DRAMA: SELECTED WORKS|
|ELIT623||POETRY: SELECTED WORKS|
NC Must Courses: (all 3)
Note: Students are required to select a thesis supervisor by the end of their SECOND semester in the program.