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Student for a Day - Literary Studies

Wanneer:vr 21-04-2017 10:00 - 16:00
Waar:Harmony Complex

Student for a Day - Friday April 21st

  • Writing, Editing and Mediating
  • English Literature and Culture
  • European Literatures and Cultures

On Friday April 21st the University of Groningen Faculty of Arts will host Student for a Day – a varied programme of activities that allows prospective students to familiarise themselves with the daily practice of these three MA courses. Students currently enrolled in the respective courses will be on hand all day to answer any questions.


If you are interested in attending, please contact Bas at

Student for a Day schedule:

10:00 Meet up at the bust of Aletta Jacobs, entrance to the Harmony (Oude Kijk in het Jatstraat 26)
10:10 Study advisor Ella Sebamalai introduces the degrees – Harmony Building room 1313.0309
10:30 Seminar: Oral Literature and Modernity – Van der Leeuwzaal Academy Building
12:00 Lunch break & tour of the city (optional)
13:00 Seminar: The Digital Text – Zernikezaal Academy Building
14:00 Seminar: (Post-)Migrant Writing – Zernikezaal Academy Building
Drinks with student ambassadors (optional)

About the MA courses:

English Literature and Culture

Suited to students who enjoyed learning about literature and examining texts on their own, and who are looking for a programme that will allow them to further develop their interpretative skills. This MA features courses that address particular literary periods and themes in far greater depth than BA literature courses do, while also allowing students substantial freedom to investigate the subjects they are particularly interested in. Our excellent faculty staff are expert in a vast number of fields, which means that there are few topics imaginable on which students could not receive adequate supervision.

Writing Editing and Mediating

Working with texts in a professional setting involves a special set of skills. The Writing, Editing and Mediating Master's track offers students a choice of courses that focus on non-fiction writing for specific audiences, the history of texts in their various forms (from manuscript to digital book), proof-reading and correcting English texts, and producing texts for publication. Topics addressed include censorship, copyright, scholarly editions, critical theory and social issues in contemporary literature.

European Literatures and Cultures

The international, interdisciplinary and multilingual environment offers excellent opportunities for research and immerses students in vibrant networks of experts across different European countries and languages, such as English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. The Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures provides you with academic skills and approaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert wherever texts are involved: in the media, in institutions and in networks.