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Queen Mary University of London: English Literature: English Literature

Institution Queen Mary University of London
Department English and Drama
Study type Taught


The English Literature MA pathway is ideal if you don’t wish to be confined to a specific period or disciplinary area. It asks fundamental questions about our ideas of literature and how these might have changed over time.

The pathway’s compulsory module, ‘The Production of Texts in Contexts’, opens up these questions by looking at a broad array of literature from a variety of historic periods. It considers how innovations in printing and publishing have affected writing, and asks to what extent political and social change conditions and defines authorial identities and practices.

Apart from the compulsory core module briefly described below, students taking the generic English Literature pathway take at least one pre-1900 module, and can freely choose their remaining two modules. Below are additional links to those pathways that allow you to see the rich variety of staff research interests and specialisms.


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