A Laboratory of Ideas, Reflection, and Narratives in the Digital Age
Do you wonder how a literary work becomes a classic or bestseller in the Digital Age? Would you like to learn about the steps taken between publishing a manuscript and the media reviews, talk shows, or blogs in which the work is discussed? Then this Master's program might be for you.
Literature today continues to inspire as a laboratory of ideas, dreams, and narratives, even while facing new challenges. Novels, poems, and short stories now reach their audiences through printed books, e-books, audiobooks, and the Internet. Literary texts, including the classics, are being adapted to games and TV dramas, yet a growing number of visitors to book fairs shows that literature itself remains a powerful medium.
In the Master’s program Literature Today, you will:
Learn to identify and critically evaluate the most recent national and international developments in literature, and to situate these from a historical perspective.
Be equipped with the tools to identify and explain the quality of literary works in times of increasing commercialization.
Learn how literature circulates within the market as part of a creative industry sustained by a centuries-old tradition.
Investigate from theoretical and practical angles how to help to spread literature, explain it to a broader public, and translate academic insights for the reading public.
Prepare for the Job Market
Critical reflection, building up a repertoire, the consolidation of writing skills, and an understanding of how literary institutions operate in an era of globalization are central to your studies during this program. You can also complete an internship with publishing houses, media corporations, libraries, literary foundations, or cultural institutions – the job market and professional field for which this Master’s program prepares you.
During the Master’s program, you will get to know different literary institutions that operate in the field of literature and culture. After finishing this program, you can use the academic and practical skills that you acquired during your year of study and begin working at one of these institutions.
The Master’s program in Literature Today prepares students for a broad spectrum of occupations that require expertise in literature and literary institutions. These can be in the fields of editing and publishing, organization and event management, journalism, education, archival and library services, or even research and research support.