M.Sc. English Literature: US Literature - Cultural Values From Revolution to Empire

The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh , United Kingdom
The course examines a range of US literary and historical contexts, introducing ways in which the production of an idea of 'America' is variously achieved and contested between 1776 and the present.

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The course examines a range of US literary and historical contexts, introducing ways in which the production of an idea of 'America' is variously achieved and contested between 1776 and the present. It asks students to consider the ways in which key texts - literary, cultural, political and philosophical - have contributed to the development, interrogation and revision of notions of American identity and culture. A particular focus is on the relationship of literature and criticism to problems of national historiography.

Students who successfully complete this programme will gain:

  • a detailed knowledge of a range of literary writing that responds to and informs concepts of American identity;
  • an understanding of the role of political and ideological structures in the production of national historiographies;
  • a grounding in the research methods of literary studies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 31st
Tuition fee
  • GBP 17400 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 8500 Year (EEA)

PT:

  • Home/EU:£4,250
  • Overseas/International:£8,700
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Students take two courses per semester, one core and one chosen from a range of options, each consisting of a weekly two hour seminar. Research skills are taught by a combination of staff presentations and workshops. Students consult individually with supervisors during the early stages of their research project.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
7
CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
100

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Requirements

Good first degree normally in English Literature. Applicants must supply a sample of written work.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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