Early Modern English Literature: Text & Transmission, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 17500
    Tuition (Year)
    9000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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Early Modern English Literature taught with the British Library; a unique opportunity to study early modern literary works, including Shakespeare, in light of recent critical approaches and as print and manuscript material artefacts. Ideal foundation for doctoral work and careers in the arts, education, curatorship and broadcasting.
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About

Early Modern English Literature taught with the British Library; a unique opportunity to study early modern literary works, including Shakespeare, in light of recent critical approaches and as print and manuscript material artefacts. Ideal foundation for doctoral work and careers in the arts, education, curatorship and broadcasting.

KEY BENEFITS

  • A strong tradition of Shakespeare and early modern literary studies at King's.
  • Unique access to unparalleled collections at the British Library and to the expertise of world-class curators, who will teach the core module and supervise some dissertations.
  • Close links with the London Shakespeare Seminar, the London Renaissance Seminar, and with the Institute of English Studies.
  • Located in the heart of literary London.

PURPOSE

Early Modern English Literature taught with the British Library; a unique opportunity to study early modern literary works, including Shakespeare, in light of recent critical approaches and as print and manuscript material artefacts. Ideal foundation for doctoral work and careers in the arts, education, curatorship and broadcasting.

DESCRIPTION

This MA programme reflects an innovative and exciting partnership between the Department of English at King's and the British Library.

Its focus on the transmission of key early modern literary texts makes it unlike any other programme of its kind. Transmission is understood both as the circulation of literary texts in manuscript and print and their reception. Students will therefore learn to read early modern handwriting, to transcribe neglected literary manuscripts and rare printed texts and to edit them for the modern reader.

By focusing on transmission, this MA programme will also make students aware of the impact of the materiality of the text and of the material conditions of its (re)production on its interpretation. The specific process whereby a literary text reaches its readers or its audience is always central to its interpretation.

The core module taught at the British Library is specifically designed to teach students how to search collections of early modern manuscripts and rare books held in major research libraries worldwide and how to identify the agents involved in their production, transmission and preservation in libraries and private collections.

Programme Structure

Core module:

  • Dissertation

Indicative non-core content

Compulsory modules:

  • Working with Early Modern Literary Texts (taught at King's)
  • The Material Legacy of Early Modern Literary Texts (taught at the British library)

Option modules

Students must take two option modules. Recommended options may include:

  • Family Politics in Early Modern England
  • Global/Local Shakespeares
  • Flatter and Fawn: Early Modern Drama and the Court
  • Professing Writing
  • Theatre, Gender & Culture in Jacobean London

Students may also choose from a wide range of option modules offered on other English Department MA Programmes, or modules from another departments in the School, subject to agreement by the programme leader.
NB This is an indicative list only.

FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT

Core and optional modules assessed by coursework, plus a dissertation.

MODULES

More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.

  • The Material Legacy of Early Modern Literary Texts (taught by British Library) - Required
  • Working with Early Modern Literary Texts - Required

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    90 ECTS
  • Credits
    180
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Part-time variant
    Flexible

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Academic Requirements

Minimum 2:1 BA honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in English or in a subject in which English plays a significant part; other well-qualified candidates may be considered.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17500 International
  • GBP 9000 EEA
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