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Queen Mary University of London: English Literature: Postcolonial and Global Literatures

Institution Queen Mary University of London
Department English and Drama
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8571
Study type Taught


The Postcolonial and Global Literatures pathway of our English Literature MA programme places you at the forefront of current debates around decolonisation, race and the politics of migration.

Explore a wide range of writing in postcolonial and global contexts, while studying in the heart of London’s east end, an area that has inspired – and is inspired by – stories of migration.

This course draws on our unparalleled academic expertise in this subject. If you study with us, you’ll join one of the largest groups of postcolonial and global literary researchers in the UK. We specialise in a variety of regions, such as South Africa, India, Iraq and the Caribbean, with interests that span from the graphic narrative to multilingualism and migrant identities. We are also home to Wasafiri, the renowned magazine for International Contemporary Writing, and its New Writing Prize.

You’ll gain a thorough grounding in concepts of modernity, globalisation, and culture. You can then shape your degree to suit your interests and choose from modules on the literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia and its diasporas, or the East End of London; or explore interdisciplinary fields like translation studies, cartography, or book history in postcolonial and global contexts. You can also explore research resources such as the Wasafiri Magazine, Black Cultural Archive, the George Padmore Institute Archive, and the India Office Records at the British Library.

You will also have the option to choose a module offered by another school in the Humanities and Social Science Faculty, or from other colleges of the University of London.


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