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Pathways for MA in English Literature

*This information ONLY applies to the MA in English Literature degree.

MA in English Literature: OPEN PATHWAY

This pathway consists of a wide range of options offered by the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, with further options from adjacent programmes. Students are able to compile their own combination of modules with advice from their Personal Tutor or the MA Convenor. This MA is especially suitable for those considering further research (MPhil or PhD) but who are undecided about their research area.

Structure
a) Foundation Module plus four Further Modules*
Or
b) Foundation Module plus two Further Modules* and a dissertation on an approved topic
Or
c) Foundation Module plus at Three Further Modules* and a dissertation on an approved topic

List of modules on offered for 2016-17.

*Further Modules – you may take modules offered in other Humanities departments, including Philosophy, by agreement with your Personal Tutor. See relevant module web pages and if you wish to take such a module, contact the Graduate Secretary in the relevant department.

MA in English: CRITICAL THEORY PATHWAY

This pathway enables students with interests in Critical Theory to pursue the study of a number of paradigms and currents within the heterogeneous field of contemporary literary and cultural theories as well as a variety of forms of philosophical reflection on literature.

Structure
a) Foundation Module plus at least two from the Approved Modules listed below and up to two Further Modules*
Or
b) Foundation Module plus two Approved Modules and a dissertation on an approved topic
Or
c) Foundation Module plus at least two from the Approved Modules listed below plus up to one Further Module* and a dissertation on an approved topic

Approved Modules. Note that some of these modules are offered as part of other programmes and are not offered every year. Check with the Postgraduate Programmes Officer.

• Drama and Performance Theory
• Feminist Literary Theory
• Postcolonial Theory
• World Literature & World Systems

*Further Modules – you may take modules offered in other Humanities departments, including Philosophy, by agreement with your Personal Tutor. See relevant module web pages and if you wish to take such a module, contact the Graduate Secretary in the relevant department.

MA in English: SHAKESPEARE AND THE BRITISH DRAMATIC TRADITION PATHWAY

This pathway explores the unique literary heritage of British drama, continually reassessed and reinterpreted by theatrical performance. Students are able to take advantage of easy access to the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford, and to repertory theatres in Coventry, Leicester and Birmingham. On campus, Warwick Arts Centre, the largest of its kind outside London, is visited by companies of international standing specialising in both the established repertoire and new work. Some of the courses have a particular interest in production history; all are concerned with the wider cultural significance of the dramatic text.

Structure
a) Foundation Module (EN9A7: Drama and Performance Theory) plus at least two from the Approved Modules listed below and up to two Further Modules*
Or
b) Foundation Module (EN9A7: Drama and Performance Theory) plus two Approved Modules and a dissertation on an approved topic
Or
c) Foundation Module (EN9A7: Drama and Performance Theory) plus at least two from the Approved Modules listed below plus up to one Further Modules* and a dissertation on an approved topic

Core Modules
• The British Dramatist in Society: 1965-1995
• The Development of English Drama
• Practices of Translation: Or How to Do Things with Shakespeare

*Further Modules – you may take modules offered in other Humanities departments, including Philosophy, by agreement with your Personal Tutor. See relevant module web pages and if you wish to take such a module, contact the Graduate Secretary in the relevant department.


MA in English: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY PATHWAY

This pathway allows students to investigate the origins, contexts and aftermath of Modernism, while also examining the explosion of post-World War II writing and cultural production in relation to issues and questions arising from Modernism, Postmodernism, Cultural Studies and contemporary critical theories. It draws on a range of relevant courses in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies and in the Faculty of Arts.

Structure
a) Foundation Module plus at least two from the Core Modules listed below and up to two Further Modules*
Or
b) Foundation Module plus two Core Modules and a dissertation on an approved topic
Or
c) Foundation Module plus at least two from the Core Modules listed below plus up to one Further Modules* and a dissertation on an approved topic

Core modules
• British Dramatist in Society
• Narratives of American Empire
• Petrofictions
• Modern Japenese Fiction
• The Poetics of Urban Modernism

*Further Modules – you may take modules offered in other Humanities departments, including Philosophy, by agreement with your Personal Tutor. See relevant module web pages and if you wish to take such a module, contact the Graduate Secretary in the relevant department.