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Literature and Publishing (MA)
MA (Literature and Publishing)
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
This innovative programme introduces students to a new set of relationships which are rarely studied in depth at undergraduate level: the interfaces between literature and publishing, between writing and the marketplace, and between the aesthetic and the material aspects of texts.
This programme provides students with the opportunity to examine literary texts within the context of the history and business of publishing. While the course is not specifically vocational, it offers a perspective on the industrial and commercial dimensions to the production of literature and provides insight into subjects such as contemporary publishing, including print and online production, copyediting, publishing law, marketing, electronic publishing, digital studies and book history.
NQAI Level 8 degree with an overall degree result of H2.2 and with a H2.1 in one subject is required (GPA 3.0 or equivalent overall).
Please note the IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable.
Two satisfactory hardcopy academic references are required for this programme at application stage (or relevant professional recommendations in the case of applicants who are a long time out of the education system).
1 year, full-time
Next start date: September 2015
ECTS weighting: 90
Average intake: 15 to 20
Closing date: Please refer to the offer rounds/closing date webpage.
The course is a full-time degree which commences in September and continues until the following August. Students take six or seven courses, depending upon ECTS weighting, and a minor dissertation is submitted in August. The journal ROPES is published each year by students on the programme. The course also includes a weekly speaker series, Publishers on Publishing, in which people working in publishing both in Ireland and abroad discuss their experience in the industry and in which experts in publishing studies discuss trends in the field. Students have the option to take a non-assessed course in electronic publishing.
The programme is based on six or seven modules. Courses include:
Contemporary Publishing; Copyediting and Proofreading; Publishing Law; Promotion Management; Introduction to Business; E-Business Marketing; Book History; Practicum; Critical Approaches; Introduction to Digital Humanities;Textual Studies; Medieval Aesthetics and Poetic Art; Early Modern Print and Manuscript Cultures; The Nineteenth Century Literary Marketplace; Travel Literature; Discovering the Archives; Thinking about Theatre; Irish Drama from Wilde to O’Casey; Irish Drama from Beckett to the Present; Literature and Colonialism; Studies in Oral History; Regional Identities; Film in the Digital Age.
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Who teaches this course?
- Dr Rebecca Barr PhD
- Dr Dermot Burns PhD
- Dr Daniel Carey PhD
- Dr Caitriona Clear PhD
- Dr John Cunningham PhD
- Dr Rachel Hilliard PhD
- Dr Muireann Ó Cinnéide PhD
- Ms Maureen O' Sullivan
- Dr Richard Pearson PhD
- Mr Toner Quinn
- Dr Lionel Pilkington PhD
- Dr Lindsay Reid PhD
- Mr Rob Smyth
- Dr Elizabeth Tilley PhD
- Dr Justin Tonra PhD
- Dr Ann Torres PhD