University of East Anglia

      MA Modern and Contemporary Writing

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      University of East Anglia
      En Norwich (England)

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      Tipología Master
      Lugar Norwich (England)
      Inicio Septiembre 2019
      • Master
      • Norwich (England)
      • Inicio:
        Septiembre 2019

      This MA draws on UEA’s strengths as one of the largest and most distinguished departments for 20th-century literature in Britain and as the leading programme in Creative Writing. It offers a solid grounding in major works of 20th-century writing, while having two main focuses: the relation between the major writers of high modernism and contemporary literature, and between creative and critical writing. There are also opportunites to develop additional interests in neighbouring disciplines such as philosophy, film, anthropology and American studies.

      We believe that the critical study of literature can also be creative, and that creative writing is always in itself an act of criticism. At UEA, literary critics and theorists rub shoulders and exchange ideas with practising poets, novelists, dramatists and biographers. As part of this course you will also benefit from access to the UEA-based British Archive for Contemporary Writing and the British Centre for Literary Translation.

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      Creative Writing
      Political Thought
      American Literature
      Contemporary Literature
      Modern Contemporary
      Modern Literature


      This course takes one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

      At the heart of this course are two innovative core modules, one taken in the autumn semester, the other in the spring. The first of these is Living Modernism. The focus here is on the extraordinary experiments of the early decades of the 20th century (in writers such as Joyce and Kafka) and on the living legacy their inventive works bequeath to contemporary critical and creative writing (in the work of writers as diverse as Samuel Beckett and Walter Benjamin, Kazuo Ishiguro and Theodor Adorno, Denise Riley and Mladen Dolar). In the spring, the core course is Contemporary Fiction, a module which explores contemporary writing in its engagement with the literary conventions, cultural heritage, philosophical traditions and political ideologies it interrogates. The authors you will study on this module are likely to include some, though not all, of the following: Doris Lessing; J. G. Ballard, Lorna Sage, Tash Aw, W. G. Sebald, Ali Smith, David Mitchell, Salman Rushdie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, J. M. Coetzee, Michael Ondaatje, Hari Kunzru, Michel Houellebecq, Jáchym Topol, Aleksandar Hemon, Jenny Erpenbeck, A. M. Homes and Edmund de Waal.

      In addition to this, you take two optional modules, one in the autumn and one in the spring. Those most frequently taken by students of Modern and Contemporary Writing (though frequently also taken by students on other MAs, such as those in Creative Writing, Literature and Philosophy, and Translation) are, in the autumn, Fiction after Modernism and Criticism/Critique, and, in the spring, Ludic Literature and Creative-Critical Writing. As a student on Modern and Contemporary Writing you will also be able, subject to limitations on numbers, to choose optional modules in related subjects: translation, philosophy, American literature, film and creative writing, though please note that you will not have access to the creative writing workshops in prose fiction; on occasion students have joined the workshop in poetry writing. You may choose from among the range of optional creative writing modules, including The Art of Short Fiction, Describing Poetry, The Writing of Crime/Thriller Fiction, The Theory and Practice of Fiction, and Adaptation and Interpretation. Two new modules being introduced this year, The Poetics of Place and The Non-Fiction Novel, are creative-critical and will appeal to those interested in reading and writing of these kinds.

      If you are interested in working with translation and across languages, you can take seminars from the MA in Literary Translation, such as Translation Theory and History, or Process and Product in Translation. The course also offers optional modules that emphasize theoretical and philosophical concerns, such as Criticism/Critique and Philosophy of Literature, while students interested in American Literature can take modules from the American Studies MA offering, such as the new module on American Word and Image, which deals with literature and visual culture in America since 1945. There is also scope within this MA programme for students who wish to do an MA combining the study of 20th-century and Renaissance literature.

      The programme concludes with a dissertation, which you will begin in the spring and complete at the start of September. You will work one-to-one with a tutor on a topic of your own choosing. This extended research project serves as the culmination of the work, both literary-critical and theoretical, you have conducted over the course of the year. Many students have used the dissertation as a testing ground for further study at PhD level.

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      Tuition fees for the academic year 2018/19 are:
      UK/EU Students: £7,550
      International Students: £15,800
      If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).
      We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.
      There are a variety of scholarships and studentships available to postgraduate applicants in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. For further information relevant to the School of Literature and Creative Writing, please click here.