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The MA in English Literature, one of the largest and best-known in the UK, allows you to explore your literary passions, with the help and support of one of the leading English departments in the country. The MA is designed to support your commitment to your academic and professional development. It offers four pathways, which build on the core research strengths of the Department. If you wish to focus on a period or literary issue you may follow a single pathway. If you wish to broaden your engagement with English literature, you may choose a combinantion of pathway and optional units All students are taught the specialist skills essential to postgraduate-level research, and the practical skills which academic life now demands. Everyone is expected to enter fully into the wider academic community of the Department and University Programme Structure First Semester * Introduction to Literary Research (core unit) * Pathway Unit Second Semester * Pathway Unit * Second Pathway Unit or Half-Day Academic Conference Unit * Optional Unit or half-day Academic Conference Unit or Third Pathway Unit Dissertation Following successful completion of the taught course, you must complete a dissertation of 15,000 words maximum. Pathways Available units will vary from year to year Medieval and Early Modern English Literature * Court and City 1 * Court and City 2 Shakespeare and English Literature * Shakespeare and Literary Relations (semester 1) * Hamlet: Text and Interpretation (semester 2) * Intertextual Shakespeare (semester 2) Romanticism * Romantic Poetry and Poetics (semester 1) * Romantic Genres, Language and Aesthetics (semester 2) * Romanticism, History, Politics (semester 2) Modern and Contemporary Poetry * British Poetry: 1900-1945 (semester 1) * British Poetry: 1945-Present (semester 2) * 20th-Century American Poetry (semester 2) Optional Units * Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages * Introduction to Old English * Literature and Medicine * Victorian Poetry: Doubt, Belief and Dissent * Writing for Art * Charles Dickens * Shakespearean Tragedy: Textual and Literary Criticism * Victorian Afterlives * Tradition and Experimentation in 20th-Century European Fiction * Half-day Academic Conference

The MA in English Literature, one of the largest and best-known in the UK, allows you to explore your literary passions, with the help and support of one of the leading English departments in the country. The MA is designed to support your commitment to your academic and professional development. It offers four pathways, which build on the core research strengths of the Department. If you wish to...

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