This MA is concerned with the shaping of identities at borderlines of all kinds. It is interdisciplinary in approach, bringing together colleagues from Modern Languages, Philosophy, Law, Education, Anthropology, Theology and the Centre for Medical Humanities. It explores cultural diversity and difference, and beyond that, human relationships to otherness in its many guises (racial, cultural, gendered, and so on). Drawing on a number of approaches, it considers the various ways in which otherness and difference have been analysed by philosophers, literary critics, and other thinkers, as well as dealing with current issues such as Islamism, European expansion, postcolonialism and globalization. It also explores issues relating to the representation of otherness in literature, film and the media. Sample topics include the ‘discovery' of the New World; primitivism in Modern Art; Zombies and the borderlines of the human; psychoanalysis and alterity; self as other; and gender relations.
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27 March: Applicants wishing to apply for a scholarship
30 September: last submission date for all other interested applicants [self-funded]
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