The Bachelor's in Literary and Cultural Analysis highlights philosophical, political, and social perspectives on culture. The programme is perfectly suited to students who have an active and broad interest in contemporary culture, literature and the arts.
Literary and Cultural Analysis offers you the intellectual knowledge and skills to interpret and reflect on literature, art and popular culture. Central to the programme is the hands-on engagement with concrete objects – novels, films, poems, operas, television series, art installations, websites, performances, and so on. The detailed analysis of these objects is combined with wide-ranging philosophical, political and social approaches to culture and the arts. In this way, the programme enables you to interpret and evaluate particular texts, images, and objects in relation to larger philosophical explorations and cultural developments.
In Literary and Cultural Analysis, we study literary texts, film, art, or political speeches and invite scrutiny of the cultural objects we actually deal with daily: youtube clips, tweets, rituals, public demonstrations, photographs, architecture, graffiti, costumes, textiles and so on. Watch our video below for an example of a recent case study:
What kind of objects does Literary and Cultural Analysis study? How is meaning produced and shared in the world? How do societies deal with cultural and social issues like migration and climate change? What does our cross-disciplinary approach entail and how does LCA differ from other programmes? Watch our webinar to find out more about LCA:
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Kalliope Bournias: ' While studying I found my interests shift from literature toward theory; the LCA programme is very much theory-based – I love it!'
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Literary and Cultural Analysis is an accredited degree programme of Literary Studies. Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited Bachelor's degree in Literary Studies and the title Bachelor of Arts (BA).
|Degree programme||BA Literary Studies|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||180 ECTS, 36 months|
|Language of instruction||English|