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MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures 2019/20

Lent term Modules 

Each year, during the summer months before term starts, students are asked to pre-select two modules. The list of modules offered can change from year to year depending on the availability of academic staff. Students are asked for back-up choices just in case modules are under or over-subscribed, but the faculty endeavour to offer first preferences where possible. Please note the below modules are subject to change 


  • ID City: The Modern City (Dr G Kantaris)
  • ID Climate Change: Reading in the Time of Climate Change  (Prof. Karen Pinkus)
  • ID Cultures: Cultures of the Renaissance (Dr T Chesters)
  • ID Gender: Approaches to Gender (Dr Helena Sanson)
  • ID Gesture: Gesture, Perception, Event (Prof C Pickstock and Dr H Webb)
  • ID Marginalities: Marginalities in Nineteenth-Century European Culture (Dr H Sanson)
  • ID MimesisMimesis and the Middle Ages: The Legacy of Erich Auerbach (Dr M Chinca)


  • FR Contemporary: Modern and Contemporary French and Francophone Culture: Articulations of the Real (Dr M Crowley)
  • FR Early Modern: Searching for Happiness (Dr E Gilby)
  • FR Medieval: Poetry, Politics, and Community  (Dr M Franklin-Brown)


  • GE Modern: Enlightenment and its Critics from Kant to Heidegger  (Dr M Ruehl)
  • GE Novel: Memory and Subjectivity in the German Novel (Dr Charlotte Woodford and Dr L Mukhida)


  • GK Myth: Myth and Literature: Ancient meanings-Modern readings  (Dr L Giannakopoulou)


  • IT 20th Century: New Commitments: Literature, Cinema and Culture in Italy, 1960 - present (Dr Pierpaolo Antonello)
  • IT Women & Text: Women and Writing in Italy: Writing by Women, Writing for Women, 1500-1900 (Dr A Brundin & Dr H Sanson)



Spanish & Portuguese

  • SP Myth and Invention: Medieval and Early Modern Iberian and Latin American Culture (Dr L Haywood & Dr Rodrigo Cacho)
  • SP Iberian: Iberian Voices: Approaches to the Cultures of the Iberian Peninsula (Prof M Lisboa and Dr L Haywood )

Spanish & Portuguese / Latin American 

  • SP LA Literature: Power and Conflict in Latin American Literature (Dr R O'Bryen)
  • SP LA Cinema: Cinema and the Politics of Representation in Latin America (Dr J Page)


Codes used above: 

ID = Interdisciplinary; FR = French; GE = German; GK = Greek; IT = Italian; SL = Slavonic; SP = Spanish & Portuguese; SP LA = Spanish & Portuguese/Latin American