Doctoral Program: Comparative Modernities


Doctoral Program in Comparative Modernities:
Literatures, Arts and Cultures


More informations: ILCH Website
Brochure: PDF
E-mail: pedagogico@ilch.uminho.pt | ceh@ilch.uminho.pt

Latest Updates:
- Seminários Itinerâncias Críticas 2016-2017 [link]
- Visita de estudo, dezembro de 2016 [link]
- IV Summer School CEHUM CEHUM "Liminalities. Gender, Translation, Performance", 13-15 june 2016 [link]
- Literature Permanent Graduate Seminars 'Literatures in Transit' 2015-2016 [link]
- Literature Permanent Graduate Seminars Literatures in Transit 2013/2014 [link]
- Protocol with the Institute for World Literature, University of Harvard [link]
- International Network with the University of Malta and Goldsmith College (Univ. of London): "Writing the Mediterranean"

Visita de estudo, dezembro de 2016


The Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities at the University of Minho is a degree firmly anchored in an interdisciplinary structure and taught on a modular basis, which provides advanced training at post-graduation level for students and professionals with former studies and curricular interests in the Humanities.

The Programme meets the increasing demand from diversified sectors of society in research and advanced studies in the areas of Interarts, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities, as well as Gender, Translation and Postcolonial Studies.


Programme coordinator: Ana Gabriela Macedo
Venue: Universidade do Minho, Braga, Campus de Gualtar
Field of specialization: Comparative Literature, Sciences of Culture and Interarts Studies.
Duration: 3 years (2 curricular semesters + thesis – 4 semesters)
Vacancies: 10
Schedule: evening classes, Thursdays and Fridays

The Programme comprises 8 hours of seminars plus 2,8 tutorial hours per week during the first year.

The Thesis Project is to be presented at the end of the first year and it has to be approved by a scientific committee at the School of Arts. Registration of the PhD project at the administrative services of University of Minho is mandatory. Once the Thesis is completed it will be defended in a public session before a committee integrating internal and external professors.

Curricular Units:


Conteúdos Programáticos:
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Informations

1.Title of the Degree:
PhD in Comparative Modernities: Literatures, Arts and Cultures

2.Degree:
3º Cycle - PhD

3.Field of specialization:
Comparative Literature, Sciences of Culture and Inter-arts Studies

4.Number of Credits:
180 ECTS

5.Duration:
3 years (2 curricular semesters + thesis – 4 semesters)

6.Vacancies:
10

7.Schedule:
Mostly evening classes, on Thursdays and Fridays

8.Structure of the course:
The doctoral program works full-time, evening seminars Thursdays and Fridays, in a total of 8 hours per week plus 2.8 hours of tutorials in the 1st year of the course. The course is organized in a modular system with target areas in the fields of Comparative Literature, Sciences of Culture and Inter-arts Studies. The length of the course is 3 years (2 curricular semesters + thesis – 4 semesters).
The Thesis Project is to be presented at the end of the first year and it has to be approved by a scientific committee at the School of Arts. Registration of the PhD project at the administrative services of University of Minho is mandatory. Once the Thesis is completed it will be defended in a public session before a committee integrating internal and external professors.

9.Fees:
As yearly defined by the Rector of the University of Minho. [link]

10.Programme coordinator:
Ana Gabriela Macedo

11.Venue
Universidade do Minho, Braga, Campus de Gualtar
Applications

Website: ILCH
E-mail: pedagogico@ilch.uminho.pt / ceh@ilch.uminho.pt

Application deadlines:
First call: 19/05/2016 to 09/06/2016
Second call: 26/08/2016 to 05/09/2016
Third call: 26/09/2016 to 30/09/2016

Beginning of the Doctoral Programme:
October 2016

Admission Conditions:
Admitted for enrollment in the course are Portuguese and foreign students:
1.Holders of a Master's degree or legal equivalent;
2.Holders of any degree in the Humanities or holders of academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized, through cv analysis and an interview, as attesting their capacity to carry out this cycle of studies, by a competent scientific body of the University of Minho, the Doctoral Program Directive Board;
3.Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Doctoral Program Directive Board at the Minho University.
4. Students within exchange programs with foreign Universities with which there are recognized exchange programs, networks or protocols.

Selection and ranking criteria:
The candidates are selected according to their Curriculum, a motivation letter testifying their commitment to engage in research in the target areas of the Program; an interview with a panel composed by the Directive Committee of the Doctoral Program.
The criteria for the evaluation and ranking of the candidates are the following:
— qualifications and grades achieved by the candidates in their previous studies;
— professional career and relevant academic curriculum of the candidate;
— scientific publications;
— previous experience and responsibilities undertaken in other fields that may be relevant or articulated with the Program scientific areas and prove the commitment of the candidates to research in the areas of the Program are also essential to this ranking.
Poster: [+]

Testimonials

«The proposal for the creation of this third cycle of studies in Comparative Modernities: Literature, Arts and Culture will meet an urgent need for training at an advanced level in this area of scientific studies and for frameworking all of the transversal research work taking place in ILCH and CEHUM, corresponding on the one hand to the increasing demands by students and researchers in the areas of Humanities, and on the other hand by researchers from other sectors interested in post-graduating in literary and cultural studies in an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective.»
Seminars

- Seminários Itinerâncias Críticas 2016-2017 [link]

- Literature Permanent Graduate Seminars 'Literatures in Transit' 2015-2016 [link]

- Literature Permanent Graduate Seminars 'Literatures in Transit' 2013/2014 [link]

- Critical Trajectories Seminars 2013/2014 [link]

- Literature Permanent Graduate Seminars 2012/2013: "Comparative Itinerary" [link]

Summer Schools

- IV Summer School CEHUM CEHUM "Liminalities. Gender, Translation, Performance", 13-15 june 2016 [link]

- TransCEHUM II: Young Researchers Meetings [link]

- III Summer School CEHUM - "Modernidades Comparadas: Literaturas, Artes, Culturas", de 8 a 10 de julho de 2013 [link]

Contacts

Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas
Universidade do Minho
Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga

Tel: 253 604 173 | Fax: 253 601 669
E-mail: pedagogico@ilch.uminho.pt