Comments about Holocaust Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures) - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
-make students fully conversant with the methods of scholarly research in a humanities discipline and the resources necessary for such research. -equip students for further study and research (MA only). -provide graduates holding a first degree in a modern European language or languages with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the literature and culture of one or more areas where these languages are spoken. -provide a thorough grounding in modern critical theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies. -provide for graduates without a first degree in a modern European language a programme of study that introduces them to the study of the literature and culture of one or more areas within Europe and/or Latin America, and to be familiar with key primary texts from these areas in translation.
Entry requirements: An upper second class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent. The course is open to students with no prior knowledge of a continental European language. The course attracts graduates in modern languages and cultures who wish to broaden their area studies expertise at postgraduate level as well as social science and history graduates who wish to specialise in Holocaust Studies.
Holocaust Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)
The MA Holocaust Studies pathway is a modular course that aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the ethical, aesthetic, cultural and theological questions arising from the Holocaust. The course is open both to students with prior knowledge of a modern continental European language at undergraduate degree level and to students without such knowledge. Specialisms include the question of artistic representation of the Nazi atrocities in literature and film, the study of life histories affected by the Holocaust, the responses by German-speaking intellectuals to Nazi politics, and the impact of the Shoah on post-war Jewish culture and religion across the Western world. The MA also provides a thorough grounding in critical theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies, and makes students conversant with the methods of scholarly research in the humanities and with the resources necessary for that research.
Students take the compulsory course units Research Methods and Critical Theory.
Optional course units available may typically include:
-National Identity in Europe 1945 to the Present
-Trauma and Memory in 20th Century French Life Writing
-Jewish Culture in the German-Speaking Context
-Remembering the Second World War after the Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe
-Culture and Society in Fascist Italy
-Holocaust Representations in Visual Culture
-Literary Representations of the Holocaust
-Issues in the Understanding of the Holocaust
-Language and Totalitarianism in Germany 1933-1989
-Cultural Politics and Artistic Practice in Relation to the Third Reich
-Scholars and Experts in Nazi Germany
-Gender and War in the Twentieth Century
-Memory and War
-Time, Language and the Other in Modern Jewish Philosophy
-Holocaust Theology and the Problem of Evil
-The `Jewish Question' in Modern Europe
Where interests are not represented in course units offered, but where relevant staff expertise exists, tailor-made Directed Reading course units can be designed.