MA Literary Studies: Pathway in Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas

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    MA 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Course Description

This pathway of our MA Literary Studies degree aims to introduce you to a wide range of texts and issues in the literature of the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora to highlight significant movements relative to the social, political and historical contexts impacting upon these new literatures.

You’ll be introduced to a wide range of Caribbean texts, and gain an understanding of the social, political and historical contexts that impact these literatures. This includes history, memory, the impacts of Colonialism, post-Colonialism, and Globalisation. We’ll be studying texts either in English or in English translation.

You will be able to further develop your interest in the literature of the Caribbean and its diasporas through a 15,000-word dissertation to be submitted at the end of your programme of study. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue your wider interests by studying three options from the large provision of the department, choosing at least one of these in an area that is relevant to Caribbean, diasporic, or post-colonial literature.

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

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Programme Funding

Goldsmiths offers a range of financial support including postgraduate scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers. These are awarded based on a variety of criteria, for example academic achievements or personal circumstances.

Student Destinations

Graduates of this programme have gone on to pursue careers in:

  • publishing
  • journalism
  • public relations
  • teaching
  • advertising
  • the civil service
  • business
  • industry
  • the media

Module Details

Compulsory module 

  • Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas 30 credits

In addition to the compulsory module and dissertation, you also choose three option modules from the list below.

Option modules

  • Studies in Comparative Literature & Criticism 30 credits
  • Theories of Literature & Culture 30 credits
  • Modern Literary Movements 30 credits
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature: Romanticisms 30 credits
  • Shakespeare and the Early Modern 30 credits
  • Postmodernist Fiction 30 credits
  • Rewriting Sexualities 30 credits
  • Literature and Philosophy 30 credits
  • Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Theory in Practice 30 credits
  • Documenting America: The Photo Text 1910 to 1960 30 credits
  • Reading Freud: Love & its Vicissitudes 30 credits
  • Twenty-First-Century American Fiction 30 credits
  • Palestine and Postcolonialism 30 credits
  • European Decadence and the Visual Arts 30 credits
  • Postcolonial Fiction: Theory and Practice 30 credits
  • Romantic Shakespeare 30 credits
  • The Contemporary American Novel in the Era of Climate Change 30 credits
  • Interculturality, Text, Poetics 30 credits
  • Elizabethan Style: Visual and Verbal 30 credits
  • The Post-Imperial City in Literature and Film 30 credits
  • Between Languages: Multilingualism and Translation in Contemporary Literature 30 credits
  • Text in Performance: Shakespeare 30 credits

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