British-American Studies Center
Sylvia Beach and James Joyce at Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore in Paris.
American University of Shanghai
Shanghai Humanities Institute
Doctor of English Literature Studies (Ph.D.)
Masters of English Literature Studies (M.A.)
Bachelor of English Literature Studies (B.A.)
The purpose of the Center for British-American Literature Studies is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the life and works of the major writers of British-American literature. The Center's program of study in British-American Literature is specifically designed to help students prepare for a career in the interdisciplinary fields of English and English-literature studies, Comparative study of Literature, Psychology of Literature, Philosophy and Literature, or another closely related discipline of study. The program in British-American Literature Studies offers students a unique opportunity to earn a Bachelor's degree, a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree in English-Literature Studies at the undergraduate or graduate levels. The British-American Literature Studies program is "interdisciplinary" in character, which means, students are "required" to work across their field of study in British-American literature in order to "interface" their studies with another closely related discipline, such as psychology or philosophy.
1. High school diploma or B.A. degree in philosophy, psychology, or a closely related discipline.
2. Master's degree in philosophy, psychology, or a closely related discipline.
3. Three letters of recommendation.
4. Three page statement outlining your career objectives.
5. A personal interview.