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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

We welcome applications from students with research interests in any area of modern, medieval and classical literature in the western European languages and in the modern languages of China, India, Africa and the Middle East. Special research focuses include: the afterlife of Greco-Roman antiquity in later Western literature; the tradition of melancholy from antiquity to 1800; modern Greek poetry; pain in African literature; gender and modern Chinese literature; space in the 19th century European novel; Palestinian and Israeli world literature; linguistics, philology and comparative literature.

Metonymy in ancient Greek and German poetry

  • French critical thought and comparative literature
  • The Bengali novel and representations of Africa
  • Transnational modernisms
  • Modern Chinese literary representations of the city
  • Illness narratives in Arabic
  • Palestinian and Arab-American speculative fiction
  • Lesbian fluidity in the classical tradition
  • Genocide fiction and transitional justice

Course study environment

Research students present their work at the regular Research Seminar and participate in the Comparative Literature Graduate Reading Group and the annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference. They also attend other Department seminars as appropriate including at the Global Institutes and the Arts and Humanities Festival. The various Institutes of the University of London School of Advanced Study run a wealth of seminars. In addition, King's Comparative Literature plays a pivotal role in the London Intercollegiate Comparative Studies network, which hosts its own seminars.

Current research projects include:

  • Metonymy in ancient Greek and German poetry
  • French critical thought and comparative literature
  • The Bengali novel and representations of Africa
  • Transnational modernisms
  • Modern Chinese literary representations of the city
  • Illness narratives in Arabic
  • Palestinian and Arab-American speculative fiction

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,820per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 106 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    168 82%

    13th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    85th

    1

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