Master English Literature: Modern and Contemporary Fictions Full Time - Máster en Literatura Inglesa (Moderna y Contemporánea)
This exciting programme, offered as a one or two year course, will examine the role of contemporary literature in a number of different contexts. You will have an opportunity to explore a diverse range of texts from Modernists such as James Joyce through to popular narrative mediums including film and comic books.
The programme´s core modules cover critical theories and methodologies, research methods and advanced study skills, and key aspects of contemporary British writing. In addition, modules are offered in the following areas: post-colonial literature; gender and writing; literary and cinematic pulp fictions; literary modernism in Britain; trauma fiction; and utopian and dystopian literature (from the early modern period to the present day).
Applicants will normally have an honours degree with a first or upper second classification in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally other candidates will be considered. Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English.
Critical Theory & Methodologies
This compulsory module provides an in-depth analysis of key concepts and debates in contemporary literary and critical theory and offers training in Learning Technology and research skills.
Explores the fascinating ways in which ´high theory´ interacts with ´low culture´ through the analysis of a range of popular narratives including popular fiction, film, comics and the graphic novel.
Examines Modernist writing through selected texts by James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson and others, in the light of contemporary critical debates and literary cultures.
Contemporary British Writing
Selects an aspect of contemporary British writing such as the historical novel or the Gothic genre for in-depth discussion and analysis.
Gender & Writing
Develops an understanding of literature in the context of critical debates about gender and writing, examining poetry, novels, short stories, and theoretical works by female and male writers from Britain and beyond.
Narrative and the Deviant Body
Looks at the representation of marginal or ´deviant´ bodies across gender, sexuality, race, and class in Anglo-American literature since the 1960s.
Brave New Worlds
Provides the opportunity to explore utopian and dystopian writing through the study of texts from different historical periods with a focus on issues relating to gender, politics, popular culture and historical context.
Considers literature from a diversity of cultural and linguistic backgrounds - including Australian and Maori writing, South African writing, and Asian-British fiction - with reference to theories of postcolonialism and the diáspora.
Examines recent writing about the Holocaust, 9/11, slavery, and depression in the light of trauma theory and the burgeoning field of trauma studies.
Down to Earth: Contemporary Poetry
Provides the opportunity to explore modern and contemporary poetry through the study of texts from different geographical regions of the UK and North America.
Consists of a presentation on the research proposal (10%) and submission of a 15-18,000 word dissertation (90%).
You need 180 credits to gain the award of MA. Taught modules are 20 credits while the dissertation accounts for 60 credits. Taught modules are normally timetabled on Tuesdays 6pm-9pm and Thursdays 10am-1pm. Both one year full-time and two year part-time routes are available.