Arm457 Posted June 11, 2015 Share Posted June 11, 2015 Hi guys, I'm looking to get a terminal masters degree so that I can improve my language skills, get better recs, and produce graduate quality work before I move onto a PhD. The problem is that I'm not sure whether my research interests make me a more competitive applicant for a terminal MA in Middle Eastern Studies or Comparative Literature. I'm a US citizen, and if I pursue a MA in Middle Eastern Studies, I feel as though I could receive funding through FLAAS and the like, whereas, if I pursued the masters in comp lit, I would have to fund myself. (I would have to take out loans, which isn't the end of the world, but obviously not ideal.) My research interests include postcolonial theory, cosmopolitanism, exile, migration, the Modern Arabic/North African novel, the Modern South Asian novel, Pakistan's operational military involvement in the Bosnian War and Siachen Conflict, and the work and lives of authors such as Tayeb Salih, Yaya Haqqi, Naguib Mafouz, Manto, among others. My question is, what terminal masters programs would be the best fit for me, whether Comp Lit or Near Eastern Studies. Could you guys point me to some scholars/academics who have similar research interests as I do? This would be invaluable if you guys could help. Thank you! gellert 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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