English Literary Studies with Creative Writing MA - 2020 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
The MA English Literary Studies with Creative Writing provides a rare opportunity to combine creative and critical writing at Masters level. It’s your chance to learn from tutors who are leading experts in English Literary Studies and from the prize-winning, practising authors who teach in our long-established English Literature and Creative Writing department.
During your studies you will critically engage with complex written materials and with the ideas of others. You will learn to place your own creative and critical work in a literary and professional context, and to express your powers of analysis across a variety of literary forms. The elements of self-directed study and independent thinking will help you to develop your skills in project management, working to deadline, working to a brief, creative collaboration, and problem solving.
The degree comprises two core modules in Research Methodology, two elective modules in English Literary Studies, and two elective modules in Creative Writing. You will also complete an English Literary Studies dissertation. All students deliver a research-based talk at our annual MA Showcase - previous events have been held in partnership with Lancaster LitFest and the Dukes theatre.
Our elective modules cover a wide range of literary fields and genres:
- Creative Writing: Psychogeographies, Short Fiction, Poetry, the Lyric Essay and Radio Drama
- English Literary Studies: Modern, Contemporary, Romantic, Victorian and Early Modern Literature
Your postgraduate degree prepares you for careers in journalism, publishing, literature and reading development, community arts and public relations, as well as PhD research. The critical and creative skills developed through your studies will also enhance your employability.
Part time and full time study options are available.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- 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 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
- 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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