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The M.Litt in English Studies is a taught Masters programme that does not require you to specialise in a particular area of English Studies. Instead, you will pursue your interests in a range of literary texts. What is unique about the Stirling M.Litt are two core modules that situate students? reading of primary texts within the most recent thinking on what Derrida calls ?this strange institution, literature?. Beginning with a consideration of the various attempts to define the elusive category of ?the literary?, students will examine critically a number of key concepts such as close reading, genre, historicism, and the ?singularity? of literature. They will consider the impact of the new media and technologies, the relationship between literature and cultural studies, the notion of a radical aesthetic, literary value, and the place of literature within the university and the world at large. The aims of the M.Litt are: ? to give students a grounding in key literary texts (for example, Joyce?s Ulysses) ? to give students a grounding in the research methodologies and critical practices of the discipline of English Studies at an advanced level ? to cater to individual students? interests by providing option modules in topics such as Modern British and European Drama and Popular Fiction and Theory, 1890?Present ? to address fundamental questions about the nature of literature and ?the literary?

The M.Litt in English Studies is a taught Masters programme that does not require you to specialise in a particular area of English Studies. Instead, you will pursue your interests in a range of literary texts. What is unique about the Stirling M.Litt are two core modules that situate students? reading of primary texts within the most recent thinking on what Derrida calls ?this strange...

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