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Pathway 1: English Literature

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This Pathway in English Literature considers the relationship between literatures from a variety of historical periods.

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It asks students to reflect on some crucial questions. How have ideas about literature and literary value changed over time? What effects do innovations in printing and publishing have on writing? To what extent do political and social factors condition and define authorial identities and practices?

This pathway is ideal both for those who intend to pursue doctoral research – particularly if your interests span traditional literary periods – and for those who wish to achieve a broad overview of Anglophone literary culture. It provides both structure and flexibility, combining a specially-designed core module with the opportunity to select further options from across the whole range of MA modules on offer in the Department of English.

Modules on offer will vary from year to year, but may include:

CodeModule TitleModule TypePathwayDescription
Autobiographical Literature and Religious DissentESH7003OptionalPathway 3
 
Romanticism and GenreESH7061OptionalPathway 3
 
Romantic Worldview: The Orient and OthersESH7004OptionalPathway 3
 
Romantic Worldview: The Orient and OthersESH7004OptionalPathway 7
 
The Godwins and the ShelleysESH7056OptionalPathway 3
 
Cultural Legacies of the First World WarESH7009OptionalPathway 5
 
The State of the NovelESH7010OptionalPathway 5
 
The State of the NovelESH7010OptionalPathway 6
 
Victorian Print CultureESH7011OptionalPathway 4
 
James Joyce's Finnegans WakeESH7013OptionalPathway 5
 
Ideas and Metaphors: 1700-1820ESH7014CompulsoryPathway 3
 
JM Coetzee: In the Provinces of HistoryESH7016OptionalPathway 5
 
JM Coetzee: In the Provinces of HistoryESH7016OptionalPathway 6
 
JM Coetzee: In the Provinces of HistoryESH7016OptionalPathway 7
 
Myths, Lineage and Power in Britain, 1300-1600ESH7055OptionalPathway 2
 
Early Modern Archival SkillsESH7019CompulsoryPathway 2
 
Early Modern Archival SkillsESH7019OptionalPathway 1
 
News Communication in Early Modern EuropeESH7020OptionalPathway 2
 
Aestheticism and Fin de Siecle LiteratureESH7030OptionalPathway 4
 
Aestheticism and Fin de Siecle LiteratureESH7030OptionalPathway 5
 
Postcolonialism, Language and IdentityESH7033OptionalPathway 5
 
Postcolonialism, Language and IdentityESH7033OptionalPathway 6
 
Postcolonialism, Language and IdentityESH7033OptionalPathway 7
 
Modernism and AfterESH7034CompulsoryPathway 5
 
Modernism and IrelandESH7035OptionalPathway 5
 
Researching Modern CultureESH7036CompulsoryPathway 5
 
Researching Modern CultureESH7036OptionalPathway 1
 
Researching Modern CultureESH7036CompulsoryPathway 6
 
Researching Modern CultureESH7036CompulsoryPathway 7
 
Imagining the Modern CaribbeanESH7037OptionalPathway 5
 
Imagining the Modern CaribbeanESH7037OptionalPathway 6
 
Imagining the Modern CaribbeanESH7037OptionalPathway 7
 
Writing the East EndESH7038OptionalPathway 4
 
Writing the East EndESH7038OptionalPathway 5
 
Writing the East EndESH7038OptionalPathway 6
 
Writing the East EndESH7038OptionalPathway 7
 
Public and Private Cultures in Renaissance EnglandESH7039OptionalPathway 2
 
Early Modern ContextsESH7021CompulsoryPathway 2
 
London Panoramas: Research Culture and the Long Eighteenth CenturyESH7045CompulsoryPathway 3
 
London Panoramas: Research Culture and the Long Eighteenth CenturyESH7045OptionalPathway 1
 
Resources for ResearchESH7046CompulsoryPathway 1
 
Resources for ResearchESH7046CompulsoryPathway 3
 
Resources for ResearchESH7046CompulsoryPathway 4
 
Resources for ResearchESH7046CompulsoryPathway 5
 
Resources for ResearchESH7046CompulsoryPathway 6
 
Resources for ResearchESH7046CompulsoryPathway 7
 
Romantic ManifestosESH7048OptionalPathway 3
 
The Production of Texts in ContextESH7001CompulsoryPathway 1
 
Selfhood and Enlightenment in the Long Eighteenth CenturyHST7330OptionalPathway 3
 
Representing the 'Other': Jews and Jewishness in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature and CultureESH7018OptionalPathway 2
 
Freud and ProustESH7031OptionalPathway 5
 
The Spatial Turn: History, Literature, and GeographyESH7015OptionalPathway 2
 
The Spatial Turn: History, Literature, and GeographyESH7015OptionalPathway 7
 
Being an Author, 1450-1550ESH7017OptionalPathway 2
 
African Literary and Textual CulturesESH7007OptionalPathway 5
 
African Literary and Textual CulturesESH7007OptionalPathway 6
 
Queer Theory and Contemporary FictionESH7057OptionalPathway 7
 
Queer Theory and Contemporary FictionESH7057OptionalPathway 5
 
Queer Theory and Contemporary FictionESH7057OptionalPathway 6
 
African Literary and Textual CulturesESH7007OptionalPathway 7
 
Forms of ModernismESH7006OptionalPathway 5
 
Psychoanalysis and Modern CultureESH7029OptionalPathway 5
 
Reading Shakespeare HistoricallyESH7040OptionalPathway 2
 
Sociability: Literature and the City 1660-1780ESH7047OptionalPathway 3
 
Literature, Science and TechnologyESH7022OptionalPathway 5
 
Literature, Science and TechnologyESH7022OptionalPathway 6
 
Writing and the PresentESH7023CompulsoryPathway 6
 
Writing and the PresentESH7023OptionalPathway 7
 
Victorian VoicesESH7024CompulsoryPathway 4
 
Global Interests in the Shakespearean WorldESH7025OptionalPathway 2
 
Narrative, Poetry and Storytelling in the 21st CenturyESH7026OptionalPathway 6
 
Peripheral ModernitiesESH7027OptionalPathway 6
 
Peripheral ModernitiesESH7027CompulsoryPathway 7
 
Benjamin and AdornoESH7002OptionalPathway 5
 
Benjamin and AdornoESH7002OptionalPathway 6
 
Early Modern Studies: Research PreparationESH7028CompulsoryPathway 2
 
Cultures of FriendshipESH7052OptionalPathway 3
 
Imagining South Asia and its DiasporaESH7054OptionalPathway 6
 
Imagining South Asia and its DiasporaESH7054OptionalPathway 7
 

 

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