Our approach to this material is genuinely interrogative, asking what we mean when we talk of the ‘Medieval’ or the ‘Early Modern’. Our approach is also interdisciplinary: you will examine the history, religion, literature, and visual culture of the period, and be taught by experts working in the Departments of English, History, and Modern Languages.
The specially designed modules enable you to study some of the most influential writers working in the period 1300-1700, including Chaucer, Erasmus, Shakespeare, Machiavelli, Montaigne, Donne and Milton.
On the programme, you will:
- Gain a more advanced understanding of early modern literature and culture
- Pursue the modules that most interest you
- Develop new skills in argument, presentation, and independent research
- Graduate with the freedom to continue researching your literary interests at doctoral level or to pursue a wide range of careers.