2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA American Literature and Culture
|Programme code:||MA-AMLIT||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Andrew Warnes||Contact address:||A.Warnes@leeds.ac.uk|
This programme is available to UK and EU applicants for part time study (over 2 academic years). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Total credits: 180
Good honours degree (First or 2:i or its equivalent) in English or American Literature, or a degree scheme including English or American Literature, or in a related subject.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of English
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of English
The MA in American Literature and Culture offered by the School of English at this University is, along with other similar programmes offered by the School, marked by a combination of wide range and specific focus, by the currency of its scholarly approaches and by its acknowledgement of the importance of both tradition and innovation in specific choices of texts, modules and possible student combinations.
As currently organised this scheme constitutes a number of 'issue based' modules which not only provide necessary coverage of major topics and problems in American cultural and literary production but which also enable students to read and (re)consider works by major American writers.
This combination of tradition and innovation, along with a focus on issues of cultural formation and difficulty, is evident in the approaches to teaching and research taken by this scheme. This is a scheme in American Literature and Culture; our work aims to perpetuate and interrogate different literary traditions in the USA and to attend to the cultural importance of non-literary, especially visual, media.
Chosen research projects / dissertation topics must lay within the field of American Literature and Culture.
This distinctive programme allows students to develop an existing enthusiasm for American Literature and to explore further those areas of the subject which may not have figured significantly in their undergraduate programme. It affords an excellent platform for work at doctoral level.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules.
|ENGL5841M||Studying English: Research Methods||30 credits||Semester 1|
|ENGL5842M||Research Project||60 credits||1 Feb to 30 Sep|
Candidates must take a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 90 credits from the list of programme-specific option modules listed below and/or a maximim of 30 credits from the list of all available English modules.
|ENGL5722M||Writing about Death in Nineteenth-Century America||30 credits||Semester 2|
|ENGL5831M||Feeling Time||30 credits||Semester 1|
Please note that this is an indicative module list. A different selection of modules is offered each year.
Up to 30 credits of discovery modules may be taken (from outside the School of English, subject to availability).
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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