Creative Writing with English Literary Studies MA - 2020 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
The MA Creative Writing with English Literary Studies provides the opportunity to combine creative and critical writing at Masters level. It’s your chance to learn from prize-winning, practising authors such as Jenn Ashworth, Zoe Lambert and Eoghan Walls who lead our long-established Creative Writing scheme and to engage with a vibrant literary culture.
During your studies you will have the opportunity to develop strategies for initiating new work, explore verbal textures and narrative structures, and enhance your knowledge of literary forms and conventions. You will be encouraged to hone your critical and creative skills, employ reflective practice, and learn the art of redrafting, revision and close editing. The nature of research within creative writing practice will also be considered as you evolve your own creative and critical portfolio.
‘Research Training and Professional Practice’ is a core module, during which you will examine the professional and ethical issues around creative writing and develop your reflective practice skills. Four elective modules are then split between Creative Writing and English Literary Studies - those on offer explore a wide range of literary fields and genres, and include Psychogeographies, Short Fiction, Poetry, Landscape Writing, the Personal Essay, Radio Drama, Modern, Contemporary, Romantic, Victorian and Early Modern Literature. (Please note: we offer a wide range of modules however not all modules are available every year).
You will also complete a Creative Writing portfolio, which is a 12,000 creative project (or the equivalent for Poetry or Script Writing) and a 3000 critically reflective essay. All students have the opportunity to perform their creative work at our annual MA Showcase - previous events have been held in partnership with Lancaster LitFest and the Dukes theatre, Lancaster.
This degree will be useful if you are considering a career or wish to advance your career in journalism, publishing, reading development, community arts or public relations, and it is a good preparation for PhD research. You will have the opportunity to develop critical, analytical, close reading and editing skills that will also enhance your employability.
Part time and full time study options are available.
You can find further information about our teaching staff on our web pages. Please note that the staff available to teach in any given year is subject to change, for example due to research or other types of leave.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- 19th Century Literature and Technology
- Affliction: Writing Illness and Disease in the Gothic Mode
- Approaching the Novel
- Contemporary American Fiction
- Contemporary British Fiction
- Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
- Emotional Geographies in Early Modern Literature
- Flash Fictions
- Literature and Film
- Literature and Location: Space and Place in Creative Non Fiction
- Literature and the Environment in Early Modern England
- New Media and Experimental Writing
- Nineteenth Century Literature: Place - Space - Text
- On Location in the Lakes
- Postcolonial Women's Writing
- Premodern Bodies
- Psychogeographical Investigations: Myth and Place
- Reading Adventure Stories
- Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature I
- Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature II
- Rethinking Religion in the Victorian Novel
- Romance and Realism
- Romanticism on Location: Writing in the Lake District and the Alps
- Seeing Things: Visualising Poetry
- The 21st Century Writer
- The Contemporary Short Story: Expanding the Form
- The Neoliberal Novel: Fiction, Politics and Economics 1979-
- The Personal Essay
- Victorian Extremes: the Coming of Modernity
- Victorian Literature and Other Media
- Writing Poetry Today
- Writing Radio Drama
- Writing the Nineteenth Century City
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
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