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University of Kent: American Literature and Culture

Institution University of Kent View institution profile
Department Centre for American Studies
Web www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate
Study type Taught

Summary

This MA programme allows you to take your study of Anglophone American literature to the next level.

Overview Anchored around a core module on American culture and conflict, the programme gives you a foundation in the points of contest and debate that have shaped American literature, providing you with the tools needed to pursue your interests and deepen your understanding of the field. Our selection of optional modules includes a wide range of topics taught by experts in their field, from critical race theory and transatlantic literature to American modernism and Cold War fiction.

The programme includes a field trip to a major library in the United States or other research destination, accompanied by one of our members of staff, aimed at developing your research skills. You will draw on this experience in writing a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised by one of our Americanist academics.

Overall, the MA in American Literature and Culture is designed to give you breadth and depth of understanding in the field, preparing you for PhD study and a range of other professional career paths.

MA

 University of Kent


The University of Kent is outward looking and forward-thinking, with outstanding academic staff, excellent facilities, networking opportunities, safe and welcoming study locations and award-winning student support. Our interdisciplinary programmes are designed to help you sharpen your focus and take a step up in your career.

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Kent,  a top UK and global University is known for its teaching excellence, and for the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes and research. We understand that postgraduate students need flexibility, so many of our taught and all of our research degrees offer September or January starts. Many of our …

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