M.A. in History and Literature

Columbia Global Centers | Europe

Columbia University’s M.A. in History and Literature (HiLi) is an innovative program that explores the intersections between history and literature, both as categories of cultural production and as scholarly disciplines. Students develop the necessary philological tools and methodological knowledge to combine close readings of texts with expansive attention to historical context. The program welcomes M.A. essay research on subject matter in any language. Courses are taught in English or French and written work is normally done in English.

The program is completed in a calendar year. Classes are held in the fall and spring semesters. The summer is reserved for research and the completion of the M.A. essay.

For more information, see the Paris Center's Academic Programs site.