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MA Modules 2015/2016

These following modules are those which we intend to run for the MA 2015-2016. This is the best information that we have currently. However, the availability of modules is affected by staff leave and particularly at this level, where modules are based on staff research interests, it is very hard to replace the tutor if unforeseen circumstances arise. We are also unable to run a module if there is insufficient student take-up, but last year only two modules did not run for this reason. We will let students know as soon as we can if a module becomes unavailable for next year.

For MA in English students ONLY: At the moment, the spread of modules means that we are able to offer the following pathways through the MA in English: Romantic and Victorian; Theory; Psychoanalysis; Shakespeare and the British Dramatic Tradition; Open; Modern and Contemporary Pathway. Students are advised to choose the modules which interest them first and foremost; the pathways are there to offer guidance in choosing modules but should be enabling rather than prescriptive. Click here for Pathway Advice.

Those modules with (Core) can be taken as the compulsory Critical Theory module for the Core Module (which also includes the compulsory Research Methods course), and as optional modules.

EN905 - Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature

EN913 - Feminist Literary Theory (Core)

EN914 - Freud's Metapsychology and its Problems: Texts and Sub-texts (Core)

EN920 - Shakespeare in Performance

EN926 - The British Dramatist in Society: 1965-1995

EN927 - Condition of England: Perceptions in Victorian Literature

EN938 - Postcolonial Theory (Core)

EN942 - World Literature and World-Systems: A New Model for Literary Studies (Core) - compulsory module for MAWL students

FR932 - Introduction to Pan Romanticisms

EN951 - Crossing Borders

EN959 - Modernism and Psychoanalysis

EN963 - Petrofiction: Studies in World Literature 

EN964 - Translation Studies in Theory and Practice - compulsory module for MATTS students

EN971 - Literary Translation and Creative (Re)Writing in a Global Context - compulsory modules for MATTS students

EN978 - Writing for Children and Young People

EN979 - Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Theatre (1737-1832)

EN981 - Writing about Human Rights and Injustice

EN994 - Nonfiction Writing Workshop

EN996 - Seven Basic Plots

EN9A3 - The Caribbean: Reading the World-Ecology

EN9A5 - The Practice of Literary Translation

EN9A7 - Drama and Performance Theory (Core)

EN995 - Writing Times, Writing Places

EN9B1 - Narratives of American Empire

EN9B2 - Infinite Modernisms: Pessoa, Kafka, Proust

IL903 - Practices of Translation: Or How to Do Things with Shakespeare