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MA Modules 2020-21

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 2020

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 (MS Word , 17kb)(core module for MA in Global Literature and Culture

Fictions of Audacity

Film/Literature Encounters (MS Word , 35kb) (core module for MA in Film and Literature)

Framing the Contemporary (PDF , 728kb) (core module for MA in Culture and Thought After 1945, offered by Centre for Modern Studies)

Gothic Bodies (PDF , 276kb)

Literature and Activism (PDF , 280kb)

Out of Time: Sexuality, Textuality, and the Queer Temporal Turn (MS Word , 303kb)

Poetry and Poetics (MS Word , 71kb) (core module for MA in Poetry and Poetics

Questioning the Victorians (PDF , 194kb) (core module for MA in Victorian Literature & Culture)

Reading Modernity (MS Word , 48kb) (core module for MA in Modern Contemporary Literature & Culture)

Romantic Texts and Contexts (MS Word , 17kb) (core module for MA in Literature of the Romantic Period)

Shakespeare (PDF , 164kb) (core module for MA in Renaissance Literature 1500-1700)

The Making of Modern Poems: A Workshop (PDF , 93kb)

The Monumental Renaissance (PDF , 7,096kb) 

They've Gotta Have Us (MS Word , 159kb)


Spring Term 2021

Bad Feelings (MS Word , 25kb)

Canonical Black Literature and Black Film

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

Early Modern Theories of Everything (PDF , 152kb)

From Wollstonecraft to Jane Austen (MS Word , 26kb)

Greening the Renaissance (MS Word , 3,157kb)

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

Modern Theatre and the Political Imagination (MS Word , 20kb)

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

Reading for the World (PDF , 55kb)

Sugar, subjectivity, sexuality & style: The fiction of Elizabeth Bowen

The Comedy of Difference - Britishness and Otherness, 1775-1850 (PDF , 70kb)

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

The Medieval Book

Translation of the World 


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

List of available modules


List of available modules