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MA Modules 2019-20

Core modules are compulsory for the named MA programme but can also be taken by students from other programmes as an option module.  

Module choice forms will be distributed in late August. There may be the opportunity to take modules offered by other departments. Contact the relevant department for more information. Students from outside English should contact if they wish to take a module. You can view the timetable for an individual module via the Timetabling Gateway 

Please note that modules may not run if they are undersubscribed, and ballots may need to be held for modules that are oversubscribed.  You may change your mind about the modules you choose, before they start.


Autumn Term 2019

Changes of Meaning, Narratives of Change (core module for MA in Eighteenth Century Studies, offered by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies)

Debating Global Literary Culture, 1800−Present (PDF , 149kb) (core module for MA in Global Literature and Culture

England in Europe (MS Word , 15kb)

Fictions of Audacity

Film/Literature Encounters 2019 (PDF , 145kb) (core module for MA in Film and Literature)‌ 

Framing the Contemporary (core module for MA in Culture and Thought After 1945, offered by Centre for Modern Studies)

Gothic Bodies (MS Word , 328kb)

Poetry and Poetics 2019 (PDF , 342kb) (core module for MA in Poetry and Poetics

Poetry and the Visual Arts 2019 (MS Word , 70kb)

Political Fictions (PDF , 102kb)

Questioning the Victorians 2019 (PDF , 257kb) (core module for MA in Victorian Literature & Culture)

Reading Modernity 2019 (PDF , 454kb) (core module for MA in Modern Contemporary Literature & Culture)

Romantic Texts and Contexts (MS Word , 16kb) (core module for MA in Literature of the Romantic Period)

Shakespeare 2019 (PDF , 134kb) (core module for MA in Renaissance Literature 1500-1700)

Theatres of Revenge 2019 (MS Word , 31kb)

Writing Decoloniality (MS Word , 114kb)


Spring Term 2020

Bad Feelings (PDF , 252kb)

Cold War Culture: Literature, Film and Theory in Cold War Europe (PDF , 218kb)

Reading Dante’s Comedy: Text and Context (PDF , 91kb)

From Wollstonecraft to Jane Austen:Femininity and Literary Culture

Medieval Craft: Literature and Technology, 800–1500 (PDF , 599kb)

Reading for the World (PDF , 61kb)

Religion and the Book (PDF , 81kb)

The Comedy of Difference: Britishness and Otherness, 1775-1850

The Global Imaginary in the Victorian Novel: Dickens, Collins and Crafts (PDF , 95kb)

The Making of Modern Poems (MS Word , 19kb)

“They’ve Gotta Have Us”: African American Film and Literature (PDF , 253kb)

Viking Poetry (PDF , 72kb)

Why Read Literature? (PDF , 180kb)


Modules offered by other departments

Please contact the relevant department for more information, and indicate on your Module Choice Form which module you wish to take.  Some suggestions can be found below, but you are not limited to modules in these departments.

History of Art

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Centre for Women's Studies  (please note that priority will be given to CWS students)