University of York
English Literary Studies
Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained upper 2nd Class Honours, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.
Available option modules may include: American cinematic myths of landscape and city; American fiction since 1970; British literary orientalism's in the long 18th Century; classical presences in early modern culture; cold war culture (literature, film and theory in cold war Europe); cultures of life writing; England in Europe (from 'Beowulf' to the 'Roman d'Eneas'); 4 nations of British poetry (1848-1939); the global 18th Century (an introduction); Henry James; imagining Muslims (representations of Muslims in Britain); literature, language and power in the age of the Angevin (c.1154-c.1216); major middle English authors; modern Arabic literature; the politics of modernism; postcolonial studies; questioning the Victorians (texts, contexts and afterlives); reading modernity; reading the Renaissance; rebels, riots and religion in the 1840s; the reformation and the stage; religion and the book; representing London, 1750-1850; romantic texts and contexts; Samuel Beckett's drama and beyond; Shakespeare; South African literatures; strangers to ourselves (Dickens and Collins); textual criticism and codicology; theatres of revenge; Viking poetry; writing the body.
Four assessed essays of approximately 4,500 words each. A 15,000-20,000 word dissertation, written in consultation with a supervisor on an agreed topic.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of York||York||YO10 5DD||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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