Literary Studies


The Master’s in Literary Studies, programme English Literature in a Visual Culture focuses on the relation between literature and visual culture. Rooted in the VU tradition of studying the relations between word and image, this specialized interdisciplinary programme will teach the student to analyze the various ways in which textual and visual culture interact. The topics studied from this perspective range from the Renaissance stage to screenwriting, from the relation between poetry and photography to film adaptations of gothic novels. The courses in this programme are closely linked to the current research of staff members, so that students are involved in cutting-edge developments. They are encouraged to explore their own interests in depth using the tools and theories they are provided with, culminating in their own research project when they write their MA-thesis in the second semester.


Niveau Master
Taal Nederlands / Engels
Duur 1 years
Vorm Voltijd
Studiepunten 60 EC
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Master Literary Studies, Specialization Dutch Literature and Literary Field
Kies in het 1e semester naast de verplichte modules Literatuur en
beeldcultuur (6 ec) en Het literaire veld: theoretische perspectieven (6
ec) 18 ec uit het keuzeaanbod.

Kies in het 2e semester naast de verplichte scriptie (18 ec), uit de
stage (12 ec) of de modules Werkcollege Moderne letterkunde (6 ec) en
Werkcollege Oudere letterkunde (6 ec).
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Master Thesis Dutch Literature and Literary Field Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_AAMALTKSCR
Literature and Visual Culture P1 6EC L_NAMALTK005
The Literary Field: Theory P2 6EC L_AAMALTK007
Seminar Modern Dutch Literature P4 6EC L_NNMALTK002
Master Work Placement Dutch Literature and Literary Field P4+5+6 12EC L_AAMALTKSTA
Seminar Older Dutch Literature P5 6EC L_NOMALTK002