of Arts in English Studies 2013-2015 (MAES)
The Programme commences in September 2013 (part-time mode) and is now open for applications in January-February 2013. For application details, please visit
The syllabus for 2013-2015 will be similar to that of the 2011-2013 programme(see below), with the same mix of literary and langauge studies and a cross-cultural focus.
The programme is part-time only.
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.
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.
education professionals, researchers,
and those seeking academic careers or intellectual
Application Deadline: 31st May, 2013
For enquiries please contact the Programme Co-ordinator.
Dr. Paul Smethurst
School of English
of Arts in English Studies 2011-2013 (MAES)
1. Sep. 2011 – Dec. 2011
2. Jan. 2012 – May 2012
3. Sep. 2012 – Dec. 2012
4. Jan. 2013 – Jul. 2013 (dissertation deadline)
ENGL6073 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Theory (Dr J. Kuehn) Mondays
18:30-20:30, Room 142, Main Building
(** The first class will be on 5th September 2011 (Monday) 18:30-20:30, Room 142, Main Building. )
World Modernism (Professor D. Kerr) Wednesdays 18:30-20:30, Room 142, Main Building
(** The first class will be specially arranged on 12th September 2011 (Monday) 18:30-20:30, Room 142, Main Building. )
Fictions (Dr P. Smethurst and Dr H. Hwang) Mondays 18:30-20:30, Room 151, Main Building
Cultural Semiotics (Dr A. Pablé) Wednesdays 18:30-20:30, Room 151, Main Building
The Politics of English (Professor A. Jaworski) Mondays 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-1.21, Centennial Campus
(** The first class will be on 3rd September 2012 (Monday) 18:30-20:30. Please note that classes will be held in LE7 (Library Extension Building, Main Campus, HKU) at 18:30 on Sept. 3 and 10, 2012)
Travel Writing and Culture (Dr P. Smethurst) Wednesdays 18:30-20:30, Room CPD-LG.07, Centennial Campus
(** The first class will be on 5th September 2012 (Wednesday) 18:30-20:30. Please note that classes will be held in LE7 (Library Extension Building, Main Campus, HKU) at 18:30 on Sept. 5 and 12, 2012)
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 2013). The deadline for submission of the dissertation is 31 July 2013.
General enquiry: 3917-2749
Email: Dr. Paul
Smethurst, Programme Chair (email@example.com)