This unique and intellectually rigorous Masters programme gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a number of flexible pathways.
Your chosen pathway through this programme will ground and further your knowledge in a particular area of literary studies (see below), but you will also have the opportunity to study other areas related to other pathways – bringing different literatures and approaches into exciting, original and productive dialogues with each other.
The pathways you can take are:
- Pathway in American Literature & Culture
- Pathway in World Literature & Comparative Criticism
- Pathway in Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas
- Pathway in Critical Theory
- Pathway in Modern and Contemporary Literature
- Pathway in Romantic & Victorian Literature & Culture
These enable you to combine theoretical angles with the close reading of a wide range of texts, from different media (literary, filmic, visual), periods, and cultural, geographic and linguistic backgrounds – though all texts will be studied in English, in English translation, or with English subtitles.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr Richard Crownshaw.