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Graduate studyMA in The Making of the Modern World

How has the decline of European empires in the extra-European world shaped the 20th century – and beyond?

The Master’s degree in The Making of the Modern World examines the nature of decolonisation in comparative perspective, looking at the British, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Belgian empires, rather than limiting the study of empire to a few case studies or to a single colonial power.

In addition to the knowledge gained over the course of the MA, the skills students develop - including the ability to analyse material in detail, process quantitative and qualitative data to reach informed conclusions, critique existing knowledge and conduct independent research - will be relevant to a wide variety of careers and will broaden students' appeal to a range of employers.

Upon graduating, students will receive a degree awarded by the University of London.

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Rick Rylance appointed director of the Institute of English StudiesRick Rylance appointed director of the Institute of English Studies

The University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rick Rylance as director of the Institute of English Studies (IES). He will take up his appointment in the autumn.

Professor Rylance is currently chief executive of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and chair of the Research Councils UK executive group. He has been at the AHRC since 2009. Prior to that he was head of the School of Arts, Languages and Literature at the University of Exeter, and before that dean of arts and letters at the then Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge.

Professor Sir Adrian Smith, vice-chancellor of the University of London said: ‘I am delighted with the appointment of Professor Rick Rylance as the director of the Institute of English Studies. He brings a wealth of knowledge of research in English studies and the wider research funding landscape in the UK. I look forward to working with him to support the future of the Institute.’

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Intercultural and Intertextual Encounters in Michael Roes

Intercultural and Intertextual Encounters in Michael Roes's Travel Fiction

Seiriol Dafydd

This book investigates a specific aspect of travel literature – the fictional travel novel – and one practitioner of that sub-genre – the contemporary German author Michael Roes (b. 1960). The analysis focuses on two main areas of research. The first concerns Roes’s ...

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Intercultural Encounters in Michael Roes's Travel Fiction

Intercultural and Intertextual Encounters in Michael Roes's Travel Fiction

This book by Seiriol Dafydd investigates travel literature, more specifically the fictional travel novel, and the work of the contemporary German author Michael Roes.

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The Political Screen conference

The political screen: unpicking film and television studies

Ana Ecaterina Tan and Tressie Xitong Pan explore the Political Screen conference, organised for the Screen Studies Group by UCL, and the LSE, with support from SAS. Read blog post...

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