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MA (Res) Early Modern Literature and Drama

MA Nineteenth-Century Literature

MA (Res) Modern and Contemporary Writing

MA (Res) English

Teaching is by seminars and tutorials. Students will complete a short practical research exercise on the methods of advanced study and research (such as manuscripts and archives; palaeography; bibliography); one essay on Modern English Studies (a module examining some of the key terms, ideas, and events that have been used to conceptualise English Studies); and two essays on options selected according to the student's period of specialisation (the range of options may include topics such as The Unruly Stage in Shakespearean England; Nation and Empire in the Nineteenth Century; Representing the Modern City – New York; Contemporary Poetry). Students then undertake a period of independent research for a dissertation of 20,000 words.


MA (Res) Children's Literature

Teaching is by seminars, lectures and tutorials, (with regular talks by visiting academics organised under the aegis of CIRCL), followed by a period of independent research for a dissertation of 20,000 words. Students are also required to submit six essays (of approximately 3000 words) during the taught phase of the course.


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