Student Handbook

 

 Student handbook

 

Master’s Program in World Literatures and Cultures

 

2018-2019

 

Table of contents

 

1. General requirements 

2. Program administrators

3. Important websites 

4.  Suggested course sequence

5. Courses

6. Timelines and suggested procedures for the major research paper (MRP)

7. Supervision Form

 

1. EXIGENCES GÉNÉRALES / GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Exigences de la maîtrise / Requirements of the MA

  1. 6 crédits de cours obligatoires (LCM 5901, LCM 5902) / 6 units of compulsory courses
  1. LCM 5901 Méthodologies de la recherche interculturelle / Methodologies of Intercultural Research (3 cr.) 
  2. LCM 5902 Séminaire de recherche / Research Seminar (3 cr.)

2.12 crédits de cours optionnels en littératures et cultures du monde (LCM) de niveau gradué 12 optional course units in world literatures and cultures (LCM) at the graduate level

  1. Mémoire LCM 6999: Mémoire / Final Research Paper (6 cr.)

 

Exigences minimales / Minimum standards

La note de passage dans tous les cours est de C+ (66%). Les étudiants qui échouent à deux cours (l'équivalent de 6 crédits) doivent se retirer du programme. / The passing grade in all courses is C+. Students who fail two courses (equivalent to 6 units) must withdraw from the program.

 

Résidence / Residence

La période d'inscription obligatoire à temps plein pour les étudiants admis à temps plein est de trois sessions. / The period of mandatory registration for students admitted on a full-time basis is three semesters.

 

Durée du programme / Duration of the program

On s'attend à ce que les exigences soient remplies par les étudiants à temps plein en un an. Les étudiants à temps partiel peuvent remplir les exigences en deux ans. Le délai maximum permis est de quatre ans à partir de la date initiale d'inscription au programme. / Full-time students are expected to fulfill all requirements within one year. Part-time students can complete the program within two years. The maximum time permitted is four years from the date of initial enrollment in the program.

 

 

2. ADMINISTRATEURS DE PROGRAMME /PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS

 

Directrice de la Maîtrise ès arts en littératures et cultures du monde

Director of the MA in World Literatures and Cultures  

Prof. Rebecca Margolis

Office / Bureau: MHN 247, Tel: 613-562-5800, ext. 2955; rmargoli@uottawa.ca

 

Directeur du Département des langues et littératures modernes

Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Prof. Joerg Esleben

Office / Bureau : MHN 243, Tel. 613-562-5929; jesleben@uottawa.ca

 

Adjoint scolaire (pour toute question concernant l'inscription aux cours, etc.)

Academic Assistant (e.g. registration, permission to take a leave of absence, etc.)

Philippe Villeneuve

Office / Bureau : Desmarais 8147, Tel: 613-562-5800 x3687; pvillen2@uOttawa.ca   

 

Adjointe à l'administration (assistanats de recherche pour les étudiants avec des bourses)

Administrative Assistant (research assistantships for students with scholarships)

Manon Lavallée-Pratte

Office: MHN 236, Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 3752; manonlp@uOttawa.ca  

 

3. SITES WEB IMPORTANTS/IMPORTANT WEBSITES

 

Site LCM / LCM website: http://artsites.uottawa.ca/lcm/

Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales / Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: http://www.etudesup.uottawa.ca

Études supérieures et postdoctorales / Graduate and Postgraduate Studies https://www.uottawa.ca/etudes-superieures

Département des langues et littératures modernes / Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
http://arts.uottawa.ca/modernlanguages/graduate/wlc

Association des étudiant(e)s diplômé(e)s de l’Université d’Ottawa (GSAÉD) / The Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Ottawa
http://gsaed.ca/

LCM page Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/worldliteraturesandcultures

Les programmes d'études supérieures de l'Université d'Ottawa sont régis par les règles générales établies par les études supérieures et postdoctorales. Pour plus d'informations : http://www.etudesup.uottawa.ca/ Graduate programs at the University of Ottawa are governed by general rules established by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: https://www.uottawa.ca/graduate-studies/

 

4. SÉQUENCE DE COURS SUGGÉRÉE / SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

 

ÉTUDIANTS À TEMPS PLEIN / FULL-TIME STUDENTS

Automne 2018 / Fall session 2018 :

  • LCM 5901 Méthodologies de la recherche interculturelle / Methodologies of Intercultural Research (3 cr.)  (cours obligatoire – mandatory course)
  • 2 seminars from the list of optional courses (3 cr. each)

Hiver 2019 / Winter session 2019  :

  • LCM 5902 Séminaire de recherche / Research Seminar (3 cr.) (cours obligatoire – mandatory course)
  • 2 séminaires de la liste des cours optionnels (3 cr. chaque)
  • Selection of a supervisor and of a second reader in consultation with the supervisor and the program director

Printemps/été 2019 / Spring/Summer session 2019  :

  • LCM 6999 Mémoire / Final Research Paper (6 cr.)

=> Due date for submission of the research paper : July 31, 2018

(see Timeline and Procedures below)

 

 

ÉTUDIANTS À TEMPS PARTIEL / PART-TIME STUDENTS

Automne 2018 / Fall session 2018 :

  • LCM 5901 Méthodologies de la recherche interculturelle / Methodologies of Intercultural Research (3 cr.) (cours obligatoire – mandatory course)
  • 1 seminar from the list of optional courses (3 cr.)

Hiver 2019 / Winter session 2019  :

  • LCM 5902 Séminaire de recherche / Research Seminar (3 cr.)
  • 1 séminaire de la liste des cours optionnels (3 cr.)

Printemps/été 2019 / Spring/Summer session 2019  :

  • Sélection d’un directeur ou d’une directrice du mémoire en consultation avec la directrice du programme
  • Begin work on LCM 6999 Mémoire / Final Research Paper (6 cr.)

Automne 2019 /  Fall session 2019  :

  • 2 séminaires de la liste des cours optionnels (3 cr. chaque)
  • Selection of a second reader in consultation with the supervisor and the program director

Hiver et printemps/été 2019 / Winter and Spring/Summer session 2019 :

  • Finish work on LCM 6999 Mémoire / Final Research Paper (6 cr.)

(see Timeline and Procedures for the Major Research Paper below)

 

5. COURS / COURSES 2018-2019

 

Automne / Fall 2018

 

LCM5901/ESP5901 MÉTHODOLOGIES DE LA RECHERCHE INTERCULTURELLE / METHODOLOGIES OF INTERCULTURAL RESEARCH (3cr.)  

Prof. Joerg Esleben  jesleben@uottawa.ca

Survol des fondements théoriques nécessaires pour mener des recherches en littératures et cultures. Méthodologies et techniques de la recherche interculturelle et comparative.  Théories sur la formation de l’identité, de la différence et de la représentation. Rédaction avancée utilisant le style MLA. / Overview of the theoretical basis required for conducting research in the fields of literatures and cultures. Intercultural and comparative research methodology and techniques. Theories of identity and difference formation and of representation. Advanced essay writing using the MLA style. The course is offered bilingually. / Ce cours est bilingue.

 

LCM5302 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURES AND CULTURES IITRAVEL THEORY AND PRACTICE (3 cr.)   

Prof. Cristina Perissinotto cperissi@uottawa.ca

The course explores the many facets of travel, from ancient time to the modern and contemporary era. We shall explore such theoretical concepts as home and away, the sublime, the gaze, the traveller and the tourist. We shall read theory, manuscripts and travel logs on the art and practice of traveling through the ages. During the semester we shall also analyze different material aspects of travel, such as lodging, roads, ships and airplanes, as well as the mind of different ancient and contemporary travellers — ambassadors, seafarers, merchants, pilgrims, soldiers, scholars and writers. Ce cours est offert en anglais. / This course is offered in English.

 

LCM5503 L’ORIENTALISME DANS LA LITTÉRATURE, LE CINÉMA ET LES MÉDIAS (3 cr.)   

Prof. May Telmissany may.telmissany@uottawa.ca

Étude des discours orientalistes dans la perspective des théories post-coloniales. Représentations de l’Orient et de l’Occident dans des œuvres littéraires et cinématographiques ainsi que dans les médias.   This course is offered in French. / Ce cours est offert en français.

 

Winter / Hiver 2019

 

LCM5902 SÉMINAIRE DE RECHERCHE / RESEARCH SEMINAR (3cr.)  

Prof. Rebecca Margolis rmagoli@uottawa.ca

Techniques avancées de rédaction. Développement et présentation du projet de mémoire. Préalable: connaissance passive de l’anglais. / Advanced essay writing techniques. Development and presentation of the research paper proposal. Prerequisite: passive knowledge of French. This course is taught bilingually. / Ce cours est bilingue.

 

LCM5104 TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURES : NARRATIVES OF TRAUMA IN WORLD CULTURES (3 cr.) 

Prof. Agatha Schwartz agathas@uottawa.ca

We will study theories of world literature(s) in various periods and how theories and narratives of trauma can be incorporated into both the theory and practice of world literatures. Examples of narratives studied will include novels, films, testimonies, a comic book and visual narratives, from various cultural and historical contexts. Ce cours est offert en anglais mais la plupart des lectures sera disponible dans les deux langues. Les deux langues sont utilisées en classe. / This course is offered in English but most readings can be done in either English or French and both languages are actively used in class.

 

LCM5701 THÈMES SPÉCIAUX EN LITTÉRATURES ET CULTURES DU MONDE I: Les prix Nobels de littérature :  récipiendaires femmes (3 cr.)     

Prof. J. Douglas Clayton jdclayt@uottawa.ca

Seulement 12 femmes sur 113 lauréats ont reçu un prix Nobel de littérature. On s’intérrogera sur l’interpretation du testament d’Alfred Nobel à travers les plus de 100 ans de l’existence du prix, sur les critères de sélection, et sur l’importance du prix pour la littérature mondiale et l’écriture féminine. Analyse de textes d’écrivaines récipendaires en poésie et en prose : Selma Lagerlöf, Nelly Sachs, Wysława Szymborska, Doris Lessing, Toni Morisson, Elfriede Jelinek, Svetlana Alexievich. Ce cours est offert en français. / This course is taught in French.

 

6. TIMELINES AND SUGGESTED PROCEDURES

FOR THE MAJOR RESEARCH PAPER (MRP)

The following timeline applies to and is strongly suggested for a successful completion of the full-time one-year progression. If part-time studies or exceptional circumstances necessitate that a student completes his or her MRP in a Fall or Winter session, alternate deadlines will apply.

By the end of the Fall 2018 term (December 2018):

The student has thought about a topic and of a supervisor. Both have to be selected in consultation with the program director.

By the end of the Winter 2019 term (April 2019):

The student submits “Formulaire de supervision / Supervision Form” to the program director. The form indicates the MRP’s topic, the name of the supervisor, as well as the name of the second reader/evaluator. The supervisor should contact the suggested second reader/evaluator and receive her/his agreement before the form is submitted.

By May 2019:

The student must submit to the supervisor a schedule for writing the MRP by the beginning of the spring session. If the student plans to be off campus during the spring/summer session, he/she must meet with the supervisor prior to leaving and agree on a mutually acceptable form of communication during his/her absence from campus. The student has to make all possible effort to keep to the schedule for handing in draft chapters and a full draft version of the MRP so that both the director and the second reader have sufficient time to read it and make their corrections/ comments as well as for the student to have sufficient time to incorporate all necessary changes.

April to June 2019:  

The student works on his/her MRP in consultation with the supervisor. The supervisor corrects drafts of chapters and advises the student on how to proceed until a full draft of the MRP is completed.

By June 30, 2019:

The student submits a draft version of the completed MRP to his or her supervisor.

By July 10, 2019:

The supervisor submits the corrected draft version of the MRP to the student who has to incorporate the suggested revisions. 

By July 31, 2019:

The student submits a version of the MRP ready to be evaluated in electronic copy or 2 hard copies (depending on mutual agreement) to the supervisor and second reader/evaluator. The supervisor gives the reader/evaluator a hard or electronic copy of the MRP, along with the Rapport d’évaluation du mémoire  / Research Paper Evaluator’s Report” form.

By August 15, 2019:

The reader/evaluator submits his or her evaluation report and his annotated copy of the MRP (if applicable) to the supervisor. The supervisor then shares her/his own comments and those of the reader/evaluator, as well as annotated copies of the MRP (if applicable), with the student. The student then must incorporate suggested revisions.

By August 31, 2019:

If the MRP is deemed satisfactory (with or without minor revisions – categories 1 or 2 on the Evaluator’s Report), the student submits an electronic copy of the final version of the MRP to the supervisor, who then passes it on to the program director, along with the signed “MRP final grade” form.  The program director then completes the MRP final grade form and forwards it to the acadFmic assistant by or on the deadline of August 31. Important note: This date is determined by University regulations and is NOT flexible. If the MRP is deemed in need of substantial revisions (category 3 on the Evaluator’s Report), the student must register for another term, complete the major revisions, and re-submit the MRP to the supervisor and reader/evaluator. 

 

The Major Research Paper: Responsibilities by Role

Student:

  • Chooses supervisor in consultation with the program director.
  • Chooses second reader for the MRP in consultation with supervisor and the program director.
  • Submits the form “M.A. Research Paper: Topic, Supervisor and Reader/Evaluator” to the program director by the end of the Winter term.
  • Works on the MRP in consultation with the supervisor.

Supervisor:

  • Aids the student with finalizing his/her topic and choosing a second reader/evaluator for the MRP.
  • Contacts the suggested second reader/evaluator and receives her/his agreement.
  • Signs the form “M.A. Research Paper: Topic, Supervisor and Reader/Evaluator” for the student before the end of the Winter term.
  • Establishes a timeline for the submission of chapters and works closely with the student correcting each chapter as they are submitted.

Second Reader/Evaluator:

  • Provides feedback on the MRP and the completed “Research Paper Evaluator’s Report” form to the supervisor.

Program Director:

  • Consults with the student on the choice of supervisor and second reader.
  • Signs the MRP final grade form and forwards it to the academic assistant.

 

7. Supervision Form

Formulaire de supervision / Supervision Form

Maîtrise ès arts en littératures

et cultures du monde / Master of Arts in World Literatures and Cultures

 

NOM DU CANDIDAT/ DE LA CANDIDATE /  NAME OF CANDIDATE

 

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NUMÉRO D’ÉTUDIANT / STUDENT NUMBER

 

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SESSION: 2018-2019

 

DATE DE RÉALISATION ANTICIPÉE / ANTICIPATED DATE OF COMPLETION

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TITRE DU MÉMOIRE / TITLE OF MAJOR RESEARCH PAPER  (PEUT ÉTRE PROVISOIRE/ CAN BE A WORKING TITLE)

 

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NOM(s) DU DIRECTEUR(s) / NAME(s) OF SUPERVISOR(s)

 

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COURRIEL(S) DU / des DIRECTEUR(S) / E-MAIL(S) OF SUPERVISOR(s)

 

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NOM DU 2E LECTEUR / NAME OF 2ND READER

 

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SIGNATURE DE L’ÉTUDIANT / STUDENT SIGNATURE

 

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DATE

 

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 APPROUBATION DE LA DIRECTRICE DU PROGRAMME:

REBECCA MARGOLIS

 

DATE

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