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AIMS This innovative programme is positioned at the forefront of the changes that have taken place in the past two decades within four of the richest periods of English literature: early modern, eighteenth century, Romantic, and Victorian. The aim is to broaden and deepen your knowledge of a wide range of texts across an immensely varied period in literary history, and also to develop your historical understanding of how writing was variously produced, circulated, read and reviewed across these four centuries. We will also be considering the distinctive features of these literary periods, and questioning the labels and categories through which pre-modern literature has been conceived. Authors studied may include Sidney, Shakespeare, Milton, Behn, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Austen, Gaskell, Rossetti and Wilde. The MA will provide you with an excellent foundation for PhD research and will also enable you to develop skills that are valuable for careers including the creative industries, education, management or publishing. PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION The programme comprises 100 credits of compulsory modules and 20 credits of optional modules. You will also complete a 15,000-18,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a subject of your choice emerging from the programme. Compulsory modules include two complementary modules that provide the conceptual framework to the programme: reading the past - 1 and 2 (40 credits in total). The first of these engages with texts that comment on their own historical moment by themselves reading the past (looking at fields such as eighteenth-century appropriations of Shakespeare, Victorian medievalism, and reworkings of Classical and Biblical texts) the second invites readings that go against the grain of periodization, opening up the ways in which we interpret literary history by interrogating texts produced in culturally transitional decades such as the 1660s, 1790s and the 1890s. Another compulsory module - manuscript, print, digital (10 credits) will introduce you to the principles and practice of manuscript study, printed book history and textual editing, giving you the opportunity to work with new digital technologies. Authors typically studied include Sidney, Shakespeare, Milton, Behn, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Austen, Gaskell, Rossetti and Wilde. A reading form module (10 credits) is also taken which will enable you to develop advanced skills in critically evaluating the formal aspects of literary texts. Compulsory modules in research methods (40 credits) combine theory and practice, providing essential postgraduate research skills while developing your ability to disseminate your research through oral and written presentation. The team-taught optional modules (20 credits), which closely reflect the specific research interests of staff teaching on the MA, offer a more sustained, specialised study of literary and cultural texts in terms of genres, fields or periods. They also maintain a balance between engaging with familiar canonical texts, and works that have challenged and expanded the canon. Modules typically include: cultures of collecting place and pilgrimage, republicanism and memory, and literary lifecycles: birth to death in children?s literature. TYPICAL FUNDING School studentships. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) International students - own government University scholarships. For more information about funding opportunities please see http:www.ncl.ac.ukpostgraduatefunding HOW TO APPLY For the quickest and easiest way to apply please visit our postgraduate online application site http:www.ncl.ac.ukpostgraduateapply

AIMS This innovative programme is positioned at the forefront of the changes that have taken place in the past two decades within four of the richest periods of English literature: early modern, eighteenth century, Romantic, and Victorian. The aim is to broaden and deepen your knowledge of a wide range of texts across an immensely varied period in literary history, and also to develop your...

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Entry Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in English literature or English Literature with classics, history, philosophy, a modern language or English language. We will consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower or non-standard quaum EngliItemalue+oSn++???A????#? ?+???????????????????????????????????+S?++??????,???@#iItem????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????{?????W?????????W???W????{*?W?W??????????????A???A???????A?A???A??????A????A???A???????A?????????????????????????????????????????????????{?????????????t?$??????????????

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in English literature or English Literature with classics, history, philosophy, a modern language or English language. We will consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower or non-standard quaum EngliItemalue+oSn++???A????#?...

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