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Literary Studies: Pathway in American Literature and Culture MA

Literary Studies: Pathway in American Literature and Culture MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

North America: Literature American Studies Cultural Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This pathway of the MA Literary Studies aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the literature that has sought to define or has emerged from 'America'. You'll be engaged in a rigorous study of American literary criticism and theory. You'll read a variety of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and assess how American critical and theoretical conceptions shape American literature, producing different “Americas”. You'll develop transferable skills, including: enhanced communication and discussion skills in written and oral contexts; the ability to analyse and evaluate different textual materials; the ability to organise information; the ability to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments. Graduates of this programme have gone on to pursue careers in: publishing; journalism; public relations; teaching; advertising; the civil service; business; industry; the media.

Different course options

Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Nineteenth and twentieth century American literature sought to define the nation in the face of the fragmenting effects of modernity and postmodernity. The version of America that emerges from this literature – and in fact what makes this literature representative of that version of nation – depends very much on how it is read. Via competing readings of canonical American texts, this core module for the ‘American Literature & Culture’ pathway investigates how American critical and theoretical conceptions shape American literature, producing different “Americas”. Not only engaging you in a rigorous study of particular phases and applications of American literary criticism and theory, the module also consolidates your knowledge of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,780

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,330

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren’t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.