This course is aimed at students with an interest in the period 1770-1830 who wish to explore in more detail than is possible at undergraduate level the literary migration of ideas and texts at that time, especially across western Europe. This MA is unique in that it offers such a wide range of modern languages modules, and is currently the only UK-based MA to emphasize European Romantic writing both in translation and the original language. For this reason, a reading knowledge of one of French, German or Italian is desirable, although not necessary for successful completion of the course. Students will be based in the School of Modern Languages but may take modules from other departments in the Faculty. This is a taught MA with a significant research component in the form of a compulsory dissertation, and so may be especially suited to students who are interested in pursuing PhD work in the field of comparative literatures. All tutors on the MA would welcome interested and suitably qualified students to follow their MA with PhD study at the University of Warwick.
The MA in Pan-Romanticisms may be taken either full-time or part-time. The part-time option is offered over two years; students taking the MA part-time are required to take the Core Module and Research Methods in their first year. The MA may be studied in the following ways:
Term 1: Either
Term 2: Either
Term 3 and summer:
For each option students will write an essay of 5000 words (Research Methods is assessed by an extended bibliographical exercise). The Dissertation is planned over Terms 1 and 2 and written in Term 3 and the summer vacation. Supervisors will be assigned by the end of Term 1 and supervision continues through the end of Term 3. Students use the summer for final revisions and writing up.
All students take the MA's core module, Introduction to Pan-Romanticisms and a module on research methods. The other two options are chosen from the list below (please note: this list is subject to change).
Tutors: variously Dr Christina Lupton, Dr David Taylor, Dr. Kate Astbury (French), Dr. Sean Allan, Dr. James Hodkinson (German Literature), Dr. Fabio Camilletti (Italian Literature)
- The Lure of Italy, (Italian), Dr. Kate Astbury (French), Dr. Sean Allan (German)
- German Romanticism, Dr. James Hodkinson (German), Dr. Sean Allan (German)
- Reason and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France, Dr. Kate Astbury (French)
- Politics and Opinion in Hanoverian Britain, Dr. Sarah Richardson (History)
- Consumption and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Professor Mark Knights (History)
- Relevant Philosophy, English, and language modules as available
Please contact the course director for entry requirements. Please note that we currently require an IELTS score of at least 7.0 rather than 6.5. Questions and queries about the application procedure can be addressed to the Graduate Secretary Caroline Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org) ; questions about the academic content of the programme can be addressed to the Convenor, Dr Katherine Astbury (email@example.com)