University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

English Literature (US Literature Culture and Value, Revolution to Empire)

This course examines a range of US literary and historical contexts, introducing ways in which the production of an idea of 'America' is variously achieved and contested between 1776 and the present. The course asks students to consider the ways in which key texts 'literary, cultural, political and philosophical' have contributed to the development, interrogation and revision of notions of American identity and culture; a particular focus is on the relationship of literature and criticism to problems of national historiography.

Entry requirements

Good 1st degree normally in English literature; applicants must supply a sample of written work; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: enlightenment to entropy: writing the American republic from Thomas Jefferson to Henry Adams ; new beginnings to the end of days: writing the American republic from reconstruction to 9/11; research skills and methods. Option courses may include: American political fiction since 1945; Black Atlantic ; tragedy and modernity, contemporary American fiction; writing the body politic; neo-imperialisms; utopia ii: suffrage to cyberpunk; modernism and empire; republican visions.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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