Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Comparative Literary Studies: Pathway in American Literature and Culture

This pathway aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the literature that has sought to define or has emerged from 'America'. The core module at the centre of this pathway, American Literature and Culture: Criticial and Theoretical Concepts, will engage you in a rigorous study of particular phases and applications of American literary criticism and theory, as well as consolidate your knowledge of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature. In particular, you will study some of the ways in which nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature sought to understand the nation in the face of the fragmenting effects of modernity and postmodernity; competing readings of canonical American texts will enable you to assess how American critical and theoretical conceptions shape American literature, producing different "Americas".

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You might also be considered if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. We accept a wide range of international and equivalent qualifications. If English isn't your first language, you'll need to meet our English language requirements of
IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test).

Assessment methods

Essays and 15,000 word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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