This pathway is ideal both for those who intend to pursue doctoral research – particularly if your interests span traditional literary periods – and for those who wish to achieve a broad overview of Anglophone literary culture. It asks you to reflect on some crucial questions. How have ideas about literature and literary value changed over time? What effects do innovations in printing and publishing have on writing? To what extent do political and social factors condition and define authorial identities and practices? In answering these questions we consider the relationship between literatures from a variety of historical periods.
On the programme, you will:
- Gain a more advanced understanding of Anglophone literary culture
- Study the literature 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.