Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Master of Arts in Literary Tradition and Popular Culture
(M.A.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-unit, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 20 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Students can either choose study-units to the value of 10 ECTS from semester 1 and 10 ECTS from semester 2, or study-units to the value of 20 ECTS credits from semester 2.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ATS5120 Readings in Literary Tradition and Popular Culture 10 ECTS

Supplementary Unit

ATS3041* Methodologies of Research 4 ECTS

* Students who have not submitted a dissertation in part fulfillment of the requirements for their first degree will be required to follow ATS3041.

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ATS5080 Celluloid Balloons: Film Adaptations of Comics & Comic Book Adaptations of Films, from the Silent Era to the Digital Age 5 ECTS
ATS5102** Film Adaptation, the Literary Tradition and the Other Arts 5 ECTS
ATS5116 The Beginnings of Mass Culture 10 ECTS
ENG5025 Hamlets: Shakespeare, Modernity and the Present 10 ECTS
ENG5045 Contemporary Culture and the Media 10 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ATS5001 Island Fiction and Metaphors in Literary Tradition and Popular Culture 10 ECTS
ATS5002** Film, Technology and the Literary Canon 5 ECTS
ATS5112 Representing Otherness on Film: Gender, Disability, Sexuality and Ethnicity in the Cinema 5 ECTS
ATS5119 Sympathy for the Devil: The Representation of Satan in Western Literature and Popular Culture 10 ECTS
ATS5211 The Mediterranean - Representations in the Canon and Popular Culture 10 ECTS

** Students who register for study-unit ATS5102 are also required to register for ATS5002.

Students who register for a combination of study-units mentioned above, may register for a total of elective study-units to the value of 15 ECTS credits in semester 1 and 15 ECTS credits in semester 2.



YEAR TWO

During their second year of study, students will not be allowed to register for study-units which they have followed during their first year.

Students are required to choose study-units to the value of 30 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Students can either choose study-units to the value of 10 ECTS from semester 1 and 20 ECTS from semester 2, or vice-versa.


Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ATS5102* Film Adaptation, the Literary Tradition and the Other Arts 5 ECTS
ATS5116 The Beginnings of Mass Culture 10 ECTS
ATS5117 Twentieth Century Art and Literature - The Avant-Garde 10 ECTS
ATS5122 Monographic Course 1 10 ECTS
ENG5025 Hamlets: Shakespeare, Modernity and the Present 10 ECTS
ENG5045 Contemporary Culture and the Media 10 ECTS
PHI5103 Philosophical Explorations of Popular Cinema 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ATS5002* Film, Technology and the Literary Canon 5 ECTS
ATS5119 Sympathy for the Devil: The Representation of Satan in Western Literature and Popular Culture 10 ECTS
ATS5122 Monographic Course 1 10 ECTS
ATS5211 The Mediterranean - Representations in the Canon and Popular Culture 10 ECTS
ATS5218 Decadence, Disenchantment, Destruction: The Aesthetics of Decline 10 ECTS
HBW5000 The Bible and Popular Culture 10 ECTS
TIS5214 Translation, Transformation and Rewriting: The Voyage of Variants between Literary Canons and Popular Culture 10 ECTS

* Students who register for study-unit ATS5102 are also required to register for ATS5002.

Students who register for the combination of study-units mentioned above, may register for a total of elective study-units to the value of 15 ECTS credits in semester 1 and 15 ECTS credits in semester 2.



YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ATS5099 Dissertation 30 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by "The General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008" and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the degree of Master of Arts - M.A. - under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 25 June 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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