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Goldsmiths, University of London: Literary Studies: Pathway in Romantic and Victorian Literature and Culture

Institution Goldsmiths, University of London View institution profile
Department English and Creative Writing
Web https://www.gold.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

This pathway of the MA in Literary Studies aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the literature of nineteenth-century Britain and its relationship to a wide variety of cultural, intellectual, geographic and historical contexts.

Why study the MA Literary Studies: Romantic and Victorian Literature pathway at Goldsmiths - You will compare texts which are closely connected yet often taught as the products of two distinct periods; you’ll see how genres and themes develop and explore relationships between authors and texts.

  • You’ll study literary elegies and the afterlife of Romanticism; Wordsworth’s influence on the fiction of Eliot and Hardy; connections between the conversation poem and the dramatic monologue; London in literature; what Gothic and sensation novels tell us about the anxieties of the period.

  • We’ll help you understand the impact of cultural, intellectual, and historical contexts: the reception of classical antiquity; the emergence of realism; radicalism and the French Revolution; Orientalism; urban Romanticism and Decadence.

  • Our flexible pathway system enables you to focus on Romantic and Victorian literature and culture, with a related option module in European Decadence and the Visual Arts which will introduce you to the work of the Decadence Research Centre.

  • You can also choose modules in other areas of literary studies, such as American literature, Caribbean writing, modern and contemporary literature, comparative literature or critical theory.

  • You'll be able to further develop your interest in Romantic and Victorian literature and culture through a 15,000-word dissertation to be submitted at the end of your programme of study.

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