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Postgraduate

The American Studies Programme offers MPhil and PhD degrees. Interested students should contact Dr Kendall Johnson at kjohnson@hku.hk for further information.

For general information on postgraduate study at the University of Hong Kong, students should contact the Graduate School of the University of Hong Kong at www.gradsch.hku.hk. Students seeking to be admitted to the MPhil and PhD programmes in American Studies need to apply via the Graduate School. Given that admission to the postgraduate programmes is highly selective and competitive, students are advised to carefully prepare a strong research proposal outlining their research topic, research question, methodology and sources to be used / examined.

Supervision will be arranged according to the area of expertise of the respective academic members of staff. Research students will take part in regular supervision meetings to discuss their research and the progress they make. It is sometimes possible to arrange for joint supervision with a teacher in a second department or school.

The following areas of research supervision are currently available:

• American literature and studies, colonial through early-twentieth centuries
• American film and television
• Native American literatures
• Race studies
• Law and U.S. literature
• Anthropology and literature
• Visual aesthetics
• Postcolonial theory
• Urban studies
• History of the novel

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