RMA Comparative Literary Studies at University Utrecht

RMA Comparative Literary Studies at University Utrecht



I just passed research must study here at Twitter University from comparative literature the reason why I followed the study is actually I was referred to research University when I was in my exchange in Canada at University of British Columbia they recommended me to come here and that there is a great professor and Rigney teaching here I looked into it it has a lot of philosophy and literature all those things that I'm interested in so I applied and Here I am I chose to do the RMA new tracks for two things actually on the one hand there is a variety of topics that you could study and the variety of expertise that you can work with and there's also the city of Utrecht which is a great place to study the group is quite intimate actually you get to know each other well over the course of two years because you see a lot of each other a lot and you also get to know each other intellectually very well because you have a lot of debates and it's an international group so you meet all kinds of people it's very interesting well personally I got really interested in memory studies which is not a topic I knew before but really something I I fell in love with during the during the masters and I also really liked the classes on eco criticism and animal studies so for my PhD research I'm looking into the cultural memory of slavery and anti-slavery in Europe in the 19th century and in particular health proto-feminist movements are referring to that in their propaganda I would recommend the study to other students because it gives you this freedom to choose what are you interested in and to pursue your interest it's not classical literary studies actually it's very interdisciplinary some of our students ended up working with film and philosophy I actually worked deeply in connection to philosophy and literature it is for people who are not interested in the classics but are ready for to combine and to look for new insights between different fields of study I recommend the program at Utrecht University because of the intimacy of the groups so you get to know the other students very well and you also get to know the teachers very well and you get to work closely together with them to develop your expertise so for me it worked out very well I'm now doing my PhD at Utrecht University with an array Guinea who I who got who I got to know during the program and really mentored me into the academic career you

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