Taught course

Literatures and Cultures of North America in an International Perspective (specialisation)

Radboud University · Faculty of Arts

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

America's cultural icons are the world's cultural icons. From Walt Disney to the Statue of Liberty, from Hollywood to Time magazine, and from Jack Kerouac to Philip Roth, the influence of American culture and literature around the world is huge. Our program allows students to critically explore the significance of American culture to countries around the globe. Next to studying the variety of meanings that are assigned to American cultural products abroad, students will explore the sheer variety of American cultural expressions themselves.

Emphasis on societal and socio-political context

The Master's in North American Studies offers courses on the contemporary North American novel, manifestations of the American avant-garde, and/or the literary and cultural production of American ethnic groups such as African Americans, Native Americans and Latino/as. Particular emphasis lies on the societal and socio-political context in which literary and cultural communications acquire meaning.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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