Master of Arts in English Studies 2015-2017 (MAES) Part-time


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE MAES 2017-2019 PART-TIME

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION

THE CURRENT PROGRAMME (2015-2017) LISTED BELOW CAN BE USED AS A GUIDE TO THE FORMAT AND CONTENT. BUT THE ACTUAL CONTENT OF THE 2017-2019 PROGRAMME WILL BE CONFIRMED IN MAY 2017.

Programme focus
The MA in English Studies offers candidates the opportunity to explore recent developments in the study of literature, culture and socio-linguistics. English literature and language, once considered rooted in, and expressive of, mono-cultures centred in Britain (North America, Australia, etc.), must now speak across national boundaries and express transnational cultures. The ‘English-speaking world’ is a problematic term as English is stretched across diverse cultures and sub-cultures emerging from postcoloniality, diaspora, globalization and new cosmopolitanism. Categories such as World English and World Literature are problematic, but the worldliness of English language and literature must be addressed.

Hong Kong’s unique historical and geo-political situation is exploited as a way of seeing into this diversity, with each course unit designed to give students the opportunity to reflect on cultural theory and practice from a Hong Kong perspective.

 

Designed for …
education professionals, researchers, and those seeking academic careers or intellectual challenge.
Formal qualifications: an IELTS score of 7 or higher and BA honours degree in English or a cognate discipline. Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates might be asked to attend an entrance examination and interview.

 

Semester dates:
1. 7, September 2015 to 30, November 2015
2. 18, January 2016 to 30, April 2016
3. September 2016 to December 2016
4. January 2017 to 31, July 2017 (dissertation deadline)

 

Semester 1:

Mondays 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-2.45, Centennial Campus
ENGL6073 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Theory (Dr J. Kuehn)
** The first class will be on 7th September 2015.

Wednesday 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-2.14, Centennial Campus
ENGL6080 Travel Writing and Culture (Dr P. Smethurst)
** The first class will be on 9th September 2015.

Semester 2:

Mondays 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-2.16, Centennial Campus
ENGL6079 World Modernism (Dr H. Hwang)
** The first class will be on 25th January 2016 due to the MA Party, which is scheduled for the 18th January 2016.

Wednesday 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-2.45, Centennial Campus
ENGL6056 Cultural Semiotics (Dr A. Pablé)
** The first class will be on 20th January 2016.

Semester 3:

Mondays 18:30-20:30, Centennial Campus
ENGL6075 The Politics of English (Professor A. Jaworski)

Wednesday 18:30-20:30, Centennial Campus
ENGL6081 Global Fictions (Dr H. Hwang)

Semester 4:
This is when you plan, research and write your dissertation. We will help you plan your dissertation, and you will be allocated an advisor when you have submitted a title and outline proposal (deadline 30 Jan 2017). The deadline for submission of the dissertation is 31 July 2017.

 

Enquiries:
General enquiry: 3917-2749
Email: Dr. Adrian Pablé, Programme Chair (apable@hku.hk)


Last updated: 26 January 2017