2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Creative Writing and Critical Life
|Programme code:||MA-ENG/CWCL||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Jay Prosser||Contact address:||J.D.Prosser@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 Literature, or a degree scheme including English 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 Creative Writing and Critical Life forms a bridge between registers typically kept apart. Seeking to develop students’ skills in creative writing and critical thinking, the course explores the history, generic conventions and experimental possibilities of both creative literary forms and schools of critical thought.
In addition, the course considers the intersection between critical and creative writing, drawing out the critical aspects of creative writing and the creative dimensions of critical writing. in a way that allows us to examine.both historic and emergent popular writing forms. The course addresses the concept of critical life: that is how one responds critically to life; and how life is in a critical condition under various forms of threat. Furthermore, the course explores how such questions lead to both creative and critical acts.
Course content covers a range of literary forms, including creative nonfiction, prose fiction, and poetry. Theories and schools of criticism will be covered, such as gender studies and queer theory, postcolonialism and race theory, psychoanalysis and poststructuralist theory. Course content also allows for creative practice as research.
Students write a critical/creative research project / dissertation on a subject of their choice with the assistance of specialist supervision and the research resources of the University's Brotherton Library. This distinctive programme allows students to explore further areas which may not have figured significantly in their undergraduate programme. It affords an excellent platform for work at doctoral level, including a creative practice as doctoral research.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates willl be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|ENGL5841M||Studying English: Research Methods||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|ENGL5842M||Research Project||60 credits||1 Feb to 30 Sep|
|ENGL5845M||Writing Identities: Criticism, Creativity, Practice||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
Candidates will be required to study two optional modules (60 credits) at least one of which must be specific to this programme. A maximum of one module (30 credits) can be taken from outside of the programme or outside of the School.
|ENGL5346M||So Where do you come from? Selves, Families, Stories||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|ENGL5831M||Feeling Time||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|ENGL5847M||War, Mourning, Memory: 1914-1939||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
Please note that this is an indicative module list. A different selection of modules is offered each year.
Candidates may take up to 30 credits in approved modules outside the School of English.
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