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MAAmerican Literatures

University Of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £18,000 per year
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essex.ac.uk/..44/1/ma-american-literatures 

Overview

Gain a rich understanding of the variety and interconnections of American writing, exploring major poetic, fictional, non-fictional and dramatic works. You will read from the cannon of American literature, as well as texts that are topical and contemporary.

At Essex, we challenge the study of the United States as a territorially bound space by embracing an expanded conception of ‘America’, which explores the richness of U.S. and Caribbean literatures in dialogue. This allows you to formulate sophisticated analyses of the role of space and place in the production of American writing and identities.

You explore how cultural geography may be integrated into literary history, concentrating on American literatures topics including:

How violence and conflict have shaped writing across the American tropics
The difference between reality and the “American Dream”
Caribbean modernities and post-colonialism
US nationalism and regionalism in literature
African American literature
We are ranked among the top 200 departments in the QS World University Rankings (2019).

This course is also available on a part-time basis.

Apply now! Commence year 2021
Application deadline
Oct 30, 2020 23:59:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Jan 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Commence year 2021
Application deadline
Oct 30, 2020 23:59:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Jan 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States