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Literary Studies: Pathway in Modern Literature MA

Literary Studies: Pathway in Modern Literature MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Literature: Specific Periods Contemporary Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This pathway of the MA Literary Studies focuses especially on twentieth and twenty-first century literature. You'll look at the most significant trends, influences, and movements in twentieth-century literature. This includes literary realism, expressionism, absurdism, writing on the Holocaust, and the emergence of poststructuralism and postmodernism. 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

This core module for the pathway in ‘Modern Literature’ surveys the most internationally significant trends, influences, and movements in European and American literature of the twentieth century (and potentially beyond), including the impacts of Bergson and Nietzsche, the ‘prophetic’ role of the modern poet, challenges to Realism, the schools of Expressionism, Surrealism, and Absurdism, the modernist disruption of literary conventions, aspects of writing on the Holocaust, and the emergence of poststructuralism, OULIPO and postmodernism. These developments are studied through the analysis of major representative texts either in English (e.g. Joyce’s Ulysses) or in English translation (e.g. Gide’s L’Immoraliste) within their relevant cultural contexts. We will read works by James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, André Gide, Thomas Mann, Marcel Proust, Samuel Beckett, W.G. Sebald, Italo Calvino, Bertolt Brecht, W.H. Auden, Walter Benjamin, William Faulkner, Primo Levi, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre and Virginia Woolf.

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.