The MA in Literature aims to offer a full complement of scientific training to licensees in Languages, Literatures and Cultures as well as those interested in literature from other fields of study. Concerning the structure, each of the two specializations that subdivides the Masters, though complementary, develop specific skills, providing a broadening of horizons in certain specialization of literature and focusing on the interdisciplinary field of Social Sciences and Humanities.
The specialization of Studies in Comparative Literature is the practice of Comparativism and it is not limited to a specific chronological period. It is understood, therefore, that the central element is the relationship concept - around which the other elements, methods and fields are organized. Attention is also given in emphasizing this concept and the consequences implied by all the activity in comparative literature which, in the opinion of competent experts, consists in studying any subject that can be considered literary, placing it in relationship to other objects of a culture.
In the specialization of Contemporary Literary Creations, along with an epochal dimension, focusing on contemporaneity, is organized around the concept of creation which, by its multifaceted nature, power and fruitful interdisciplinary dialogue articulates several areas of knowledge usually and traditionally distant. The concept of creation will then be the unifying center, which brings literature together with other arts and sciences.
School of Social Sciences
4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (57 required and 12 optional in curricular units)
Contemporary Literary Creations
The Master of Literature presents itself able to develop activities related to:
- Education and research;
- Editorial Relations;
- Jobs in local, regional and national government in the areas of Culture;
- Cultural and literary activities
The basic training of students should allow the minimum requirements for each of the areas:
a) Holders of training with the 1st cycle of national or international universities organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process in the study area 22 - Humanities - and their areas of education and training provided for in Decree No. 256/2005 of 16 March (National Classification) as well as having other areas of study.
b) Undergraduates pre-Bologna, national or foreign, of the same areas described above or legal equivalent or in areas not specified by the Ordinance mentioned, but considered relevant by the competent scientific council of the University of Évora;
c) Holders of academic, scientific or professional relevant curricula which are recognized as meetin the objectives of a degree by the competent scientific council of the University of Évora as well as the holder of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as equivalent of a national degree.
d) Candidates must have a written and oral mastery of the Portuguese language and a passive knowledge of at least one foreign language from French, English or Spanish.