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Early Modern Literature (MADiploma) The MA in Early Modern Literature is an excellent opportunity to enrich your knowledge of literatures in English from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries guided by a team of experienced academics whose research expertise is particularly focused on this period: Thomas N. Corns, Andrew Hiscock, Ceri Sullivan and Helen Wilcox. You will gain a thorough training in the professional practices of scholarship and encounter a wide range of critical approaches to textual analysis in the first semester of the course. Thereafter, guided by your tutors, you will be able to explore your module and dissertation subjects from the fascinating and enormously diverse range of early modern literature. A significant proportion of the course is delivered through weekly one-to-one supervisions. Students applying for this qualification are encouraged have a good idea of a period, topic, or author(s) they would like to study, though the department staff will help them to clarify and refine their ideas both before and after applying. Course Structure In Part One of the MA, students develop skills and acquire subject knowledge by way of preparation for Part Two, a 20,000 word dissertation. The Diploma, which consists of Part One of the MA programme, aims to develop learner autonomy to the point where the student is capable of beginning a scholarly dissertation at MA level. Part One At the beginning of this course, all students must register for the following module: * Introduction to Scholarship Skills and Literary Theory In addition to this module, students may choose from a wide range of modules in this part of the course which may include: * QXE4028 Myth and the Early Modern Writer * QXE4021 Early Modern Performance Texts * QXE4029 Women?s Devotional Writing * QXE4026 The European Renaissance * QXE4016 Pre-Modern Travel * QXE4031 Post-Medieval Arthur Or students may elect to take a maximum of three of the following 30 credit modules in which the student guided by one-to-one supervisory tutorials and working towards a 5000-word essay: * QXE4011 Open Essay (1) * QXE4012 Open Essay (2) * QXE4013 Open Essay (3) Students may also select relevant modules also on offer by the Graduate School of the College of Arts and Humanities which include * HPH4018 Medieval Latin * QXE4032 Advanced Latin for Postgraduates * QXE4025 Manuscript and Printed Books Part Two Preparation of a 20,000 word dissertation on a subject related to early modern literature in English agreed by your supervisor. This preparation will involve a series of one-to-one supervisory meetings.

Early Modern Literature (MADiploma) The MA in Early Modern Literature is an excellent opportunity to enrich your knowledge of literatures in English from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries guided by a team of experienced academics whose research expertise is particularly focused on this period: Thomas N. Corns, Andrew Hiscock, Ceri Sullivan and Helen Wilcox. You will gain a thorough training...

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