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Communication: Language, Literature, Media

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Duration: 3 semesters; full-time and part-time
Eligibility: BAs in English, and the humanities
First preparatory semester for non-English Studies BAs
Completion with an MA thesis

Programme Directors: Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexandra K. Glavanakova

Secretary: Mariana Karcheva
Department of English and American Studies
Telephone: 93 08 392; 9308348
Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MACommunicationSU

Email: mdanov2004@yahoo.co.uk; a.glavanakova@uni-sofia.bg; mvkarcheva@uni-sofia.bg

Communication: Language, Literature, Media

The MA Program looks at communication from the perspective of the interaction between literature and the media in the globalizing world of computers and the Internet. It aims at introducing the students to the different facets of the study of communication – as a theoretical issue, as a pedagogical and practical tool and as an artistic phenomenon in the highly technologized world of the last century and the cyber world of today. It will deepen the knowledge of the English and American Studies BA graduates of the way literature has become part of the world of electronic communication, of the processes of turning of the “high” modernist literary production into the popular bestsellers of postmodernity, of the blurring of the boundaries between fact and fiction. It will also supply them with the practical skills necessary for their future career development in our “global village”, giving them an opportunity to better their second language and become more media literate, as well as more sensitive to the issues of intercultural communication offering them a chance to take up various internships in media and international organizations. At the same time they will have the opportunity to specialize in the relatively neglected field of teaching a foreign language literature making it possible for them to spend several months as interns at American schools as part of a very successful Fulbright teacher-exchange program. Some of the courses will be taught by Fulbright lecturers and instructors as well.

The students who are not English and American Studies BA graduates but come from other literature, language, culture and history study fields and have a good command of English or have successfully completed the re-training program for teachers in English at the Department will have an introductory module which will help them get fully immersed into the field of the English and American Literary Studies. There is an intensive English language course these students will be required to take as well.

The program is a three-semester one and will be taught on a part-time basis and some of the courses will be offered as e-courses or as part of Summer School programs. The students will finish their studies with the defense of an MA thesis.

The students will be accepted on the basis of their BA grades and the interview they will sit through. For the non-English and American Studies graduates there will a placement test as well.

COURSES

MA Communication Semester I

MODULE ONE: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN STUDIES BA GRADUATES
MODULE TWO: NON-ENGLISH-AND-AMERICAN-STUDIES BA GRADUATES
Required coursesRequired courses
ANALYTICAL READING AND TRANSLATION: LITERATURE
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trendafilov
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
English Language Skills
Seminars: 180
ECTS: 18
ANALYTICAL READING AND TRANSLATION: MASS MEDIA
Part-time assistant professor Margarita Dikanarova (Bulgarian National Radio)
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
Movements and Trends in British Literature
Prof. Dr. Vesela Katsarova
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
NEW TECHNOLOGIES, CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Part-time assistant professor Dr. Iona Sarieva (University of Florida)
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
Movements and Trends in North American Literature
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
Academic Writing
Dr. Vesselin Budakov
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
NEW TECHNOLOGIES, CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Part-time assistant professor Dr. Iona Sarieva (University of Florida)
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
SECOND LANGUAGE
Teaching: 180 Seminars
ECTS: 18
Academic Writing
Dr. Vesselin Budakov
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3

MA Communication Semester II

Required courses
Credited Elective courses
Critical Approaches to the Literary Text
Assistant Prof. Dr. Vesselin Budakov
Lectures: 30
Seminars: 15
ECTS: 4
Contemporary Britsh Women’s Writing: Fiction and Film
(literary and film theory; text analysis; translation)
Prof. Dr. Vesela Katsarova
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
The Modernist Experiment in British Literature
Prof. Dr. Sefana Roussenova
Lectures: 30
Seminars: 15
ECTS: 4
INTRODUCTION TO THE BRITISH DETECTIVE NOVEL
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trendafilov
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
The Postmodern British Novel: Fiction and Film
(literary and film theory; text analysis; translation)
Prof. Dr. Vesela Katsarova
Lectures: 45
ECTS: 4
MULTICULTURALISM AND MULTILINGUALISM IN EUROPE
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Stoycheva, Jean Monnet Chair of Identity and Multiculturalism https://jmonnetmst.wordpress.com/
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
Communication and Literature
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Julia Stefanova, Dr. Lubomir Terziev
Lectures: 30
Seminars: 15
ECTS: 4
Communicating Race and Ethnicity in American Culture
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
American Novels into Film
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
Literature in the Age of the Internet
Dr. Alexandra Glavanakova
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
Theatre in the Age of the Internet
Dr. Kornelia Tancheva, Cornell University
Duration: 30 Lectures
ECTS: 3
Creative Writing
Dr. Lubomir Terziev
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
Project Writing and Project Management
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova; Dr. Danail Danov, Media development Center
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
SECOND LANGUAGE
Seminars: 90
ECTS: 6

MA Communication Semester III

Required courses
Credited elective courses
Narratives of Exile
Prof. Dr. Stefana Roussenova
Lectures: 45
ECTS: 4
Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexandra Bagasheva
Duration: 30 Lectures
ECTS: 3
Mass Media and Culture: British and American Mass Media
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova
Lectures: 45
ECTS: 4
Postmodern Biofiction in Literatures in English
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova, Part-time assistant Andrea Gencheva
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
Intercultural Communication
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
American Popular Culture and Politics
Dr. Alexandra Glavanakova
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
Canadian Culture and Literature
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova, Assist. Prof. Dr. Galina Avramova
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
THE GOTHIC NOVEL
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trendafilov
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
THE CINEMA IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Palma Zlateva
Lectures: 30
ECTS 3
Irish Cultural Revival
Assist. Prof. Dr. Plamen Gaptov/ Assist. Prof. Dr. Jonathan McCreedy
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
ANALYTICAL READING AND ENGLISH-BULGARIAN TRANSLATION
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trendafilov
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
ANALYTICAL READING AND BULGARIAN-ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF MEDIA TEXTS
Part-time assistant Margarita Dikanarova (Bulgarian National Radio)
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
ADVERTISING: A WELL-TOLD TRUTH
Part-time assistant Daniela Konstantinova (Bulgarian National Radio)
Lectures: 30
ECTS: 3
Team Building, Interpersonal Communication and Mediation
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova, Danail Danov, Media Development Center
Teaching: 30 Lectures
ECTS: 3
SECOND LANGUAGE
Teaching: 90 Seminars
ECTS: 6
 
 
 
 
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