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MA English Literature: Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture

This pathway prepares students for research into seventeenth century literature by providing an introduction to the issues which dominate current research, including performance studies, feminist and psychoanalytic approaches, cultural history, and textual criticism.

Structure of the Degree

There are three options open to students who choose to take this pathway:

1) Foundation module, plus at least two modules from the Optional Core Modules listed below, and up to two modules from a range offered by the Department.

2) Foundation module, plus two modules from the Optional Core Modules listed below, and a Dissertation on an approved topic in the field.

3) Foundation module, plus at least two modules from the Optional Core Modules listed below, plus up to one modules from a range offered by the Department, and a Dissertation on an approved topic in the field

Seventeenth-Century Literture and Culture: Optional Core Modules

Rhetoric and Renaissance Literature

Shakespeare and his Sister: men and women writing 1580-1700

Shakespeare in History II

Other Options (indicative)

Condition of England: Perceptions in Victorian Literature

Women, Writing & British Culture, 1600-2000

Literature of American South-West

Literatures of War 

Poetics of Urban Modernism

Problems and Modes in Postcolonial Literature 

Psychoanalysis & Cultural Production

Rivalries and Couplings in Romantic Literature

Sexual Geographies: Gender and Place in British Fiction, 1840-1940 

Travel, Literature, Anglo-empires

German Romanticism

For a list of all the modules that the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies offers, click here.