MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BA English Language and Literature options

Year 2, Component 03

Literature option(s)
LT203-5-FY
"I, too, sing America": Identity, Diversity, and Voice in United States Literature
(30 CREDITS)

What are the major US texts since 1850? And what problems are connected to them? Study a varied spectrum of US literature, looking at issues such as the relationship between American writing and history, American “difference” and differences within American society, nationalism and regionalism, and conflicts of race and gender.

LT204-5-FY
Criticism: Practice and Theory
(30 CREDITS)

How can texts be read and interpreted using the thinking of Marx? What about Freud or de Saussure? Or Derrida and Said? Study literature, theatre, and film using these key thinkers. Analyse their approaches both historically and institutionally, and understand the importance of theoretical and methodological material to your studies.

LT207-5-AU
World Cinema
(15 CREDITS)

What are the major developments in film outside of Hollywood? Examine different regions, nations, movements and trends in international cinema. Understand styles and themes shared by certain schools of filmmakers. Analyse how films represent national/regional histories, and how these factors shape their reception as national, transnational or “world” cinema.

LT210-5-AU
Love and Death in the Renaissance
(15 CREDITS)
LT218-5-AU
Black Lives Represented: Writing, Art, Politics and Society
(15 CREDITS)
LT219-5-SP
Writing the Short Story
(15 CREDITS)
LT229-5-FY
On-screen Anti-heroes
(30 CREDITS)
LT248-5-AU
Modernism
(15 CREDITS)
LT249-5-SP
Postmodernism
(15 CREDITS)
LT262-5-AU
Introduction to Caribbean Literature
(15 CREDITS)

Columbus’ gateway to the Americas, the Caribbean has experienced a phenomenal mix of indigenous, African and European traditions, giving rise to an exceptionally vibrant and diversified culture. By focusing on twentieth and twenty-first century texts, you gain a deep understanding of the literatures and cultures of the Americas and of recent transatlantic exchanges, whilst reviewing some of the key texts and themes of postcolonial studies and Caribbean literature.

LT267-5-SP
Desire in the Age of Enlightenment: Eighteenth Century Literature
(15 CREDITS)
LT268-5-SP
Gothic Literature
(15 CREDITS)
LT269-5-SP
Climate Emergency: Narrating the Environment and Writing the Wild
(15 CREDITS)
TH205-5-SP
Performing Shakespeare
(15 CREDITS)

This hugely popular module is a chance to study four key Shakespeare texts in depth. This option will allow you to master some of Shakespeare’s most rich and complex plays through practical work and seminars. Understand these seminal works and build your confidence by coming to grips with the language, dramatic conventions and characteristics of plays which are at the heart of our theatre culture. By the end of the course you will feel at home with texts which beforehand may have seemed forbidding or difficult.

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