Doctor of Philosophy in Literature
The University of Texas at Dallas
USD 18,276 / per semester
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The graduate program in literature brings together scholars, creative writers, and translators who share a commitment to transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to literary study and practice. The Ph.D. in Literature provides students with a flexible context in which to pursue research across a wide range of literary traditions, critical approaches, and theoretical debates. In addition to coursework in literary studies, students have the opportunity to participate in creative writing and/or literary translation workshops as well as seminars in other disciplines, such as film studies, the history of ideas, philosophy, and the visual and performing arts.
Students pursuing a Ph.D. in literature may, if their coursework supports it, submit a translation or creative writing project as part of their dissertation.
Graduates of the program seek positions such as teacher/educator, writer, editor, publisher, translator, and critic. Career settings may include higher education, non-profits, cultural and historical organizations, publishing houses, government agencies, international development organizations, museums and archives, business/corporate entities, and independent consulting.
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