2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA English Literature (Modern and Contemporary pathway)
|Programme code:||MA-ENG/MC-FT||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Richard Brown||Contact address:||R.H.Brown@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 Modern and Contemporary Literature, or a degree scheme including English or Modern and Contemporary 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 Modern and Contemporary pathway of the MA in English Literature engages students with a detailed emphasis on texts and writers as well as enabling them to engage with the broader cultural, critical, conceptual and political issues that have defined ways of thinking, being and writing in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its range encompasses major canonical writers and reflects the internationally recognised research interests of members of teaching staff. In its current organisation, the pathway offers both issue-based and period-based approaches to the Modern-Contemporary period and also routinely offers the opportunity to study major writers in depth (for example Joyce, Lawrence, Greene). It embraces canonical as well as popular literature and film adaptation, and engages with some of the defining and urgent cultural issues and legacies of the modern and contemporary periods, including psychoanalysis, post-war writing, postcolonial literatures, mass and popular culture and eco-criticism and the environment.
The pathway retains the flexibility available in other MAs offered by the School: that is to say, students will be able, if they wish, to take two of the prescribed number of modules from the full list of those offered in the MA in English Literature. This would enable them, if they wished, to draw on the School's significant expertise in other relevant areas, such as Postcolonial or American Literature of the twentieth century. Chosen research projects / dissertation topics must lay within the field of British and / or Irish Modern and Contemporary Literature.
This distinctive pathway allows students to develop an existing enthusiasm for Modern and Contemporary 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 30 credits and a maximum of 90 credits from the list of pathway-specific option modules listed below and/or a maximum of 60 credits from the list of all available English modules.
|ENGL5105M||Caribbean and Black British Writing||30 credits||Semester 2|
|ENGL5345M||Reading (with) Psychoanalysis||30 credits||Semester 2|
|ENGL5760M||The Enigmatic Body of Modernism||30 credits||Not running in 201920|
|ENGL5828M||Global Indigeneity||30 credits||Semester 1|
|ENGL5847M||War, Mourning, Memory: 1914-1939||30 credits||Semester 2|
|ENGL5850M||Culture and Anarchy: 1945-1968||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 - see notes above.
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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