University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

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Book History and Print Culture (Collaborative Specialization)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Description Histoire du livre, History of the Book, Textual Studies, Print Culture, Sociology of the Text—all these names have been used to describe a growing international academic movement. University of Toronto graduate units in conjunction with Massey College sponsor an interdisciplinary program in Book History and Print Culture (BHPC) in which the rich physical and human resources of the University of Toronto are brought to bear on multiple aspects of the creation, transmission, and reception of the written word. Students first apply to the master's or doctoral program in their prospective home unit and then apply to the Collaborative Program. All students are therefore registered in a master's or doctoral program in one of our participating units (below) as well as in the BHPC Program. If they satisfy the requirements of both programs, they receive their degree with a notation on the transcript "Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture".
Website: Book History and Print Culture (Collaborative Specialization) at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and one of the participating degree programs (home unit). Applicants to the collaborative specialization write to the director giving information about their background and relevant interests, identifying the degree and home unit for which they are applying, and outlining a proposed plan of study by April 10 for September admission. Applicants need not wait for a final decision from the home unit before applying to the collaborative specialization. Academic transcript(s) should be included in the application; unofficial transcripts are acceptable and may be sent either as scans attached to your email or as printouts from a student web service mailed to the BHPC office. Advice is available from the director and the collaborative specialization committee. Applications from the participating units have priority in admissions. If there is space in the collaborative specialization, students from other units may apply; they should consult the graduate coordinator in their home unit and the director of the BHPC specialization. Since course requirements vary from unit to unit, it is essential that there be close consultation between the collaborative specialization and the home unit at the time of the application.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 26, 2017