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Literary Studies

Combining perspectives from Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Literary Studies at the University of Amsterdam is dedicated to research and teaching on contemporary culture, the arts, and literature at the intersection of politics and philosophy. Our team members try to make sense of and reflect on works of literature, art, and (popular) culture in close relation to contemporary controversies and developments. Among others, our research topics include: globalization, space, borders, and migration; sexuality and gender, queer and trans studies; precarity and the critique of neoliberalism; and urban cultures, street life, and new forms of activism.

Bachelor's programmes

Bachelor's Literary and Cultural Analysis (Literary Studies)

Bachelor's English Language and Culture

Master's programmes

Master's Comparative Literature

Master's Literature, Culture and Society

Master's Literature and Education

Master's English Literature and Culture

Master's Comparative Cultural Analysis

Selective (research) Master's programmes

Master's Literary Studies (research)

Master's Cultural Analysis (research)