Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This aims to enhance students' knowledge and understanding of the literature that has sought to define or has emerged from America; the core course which is at the centre of this pathway, American literature and culture: critical and theoretical concepts, engages in a rigorous study of particular phases and applications of American literary criticism and theory, as well as consolidating students' knowledge of 19th' and 20th'century American literature; in particular, students study some of the ways in which 19th' and 20th'century American literature sought to understand the nation in the face of the fragmenting effects of modernity and postmodernity; competing readings of canonical American texts enable students to assess how American critical and theoretical conceptions shape American literature, producing different Americas; students pursue wider interests by studying 3 options from the large provision of the department, choosing at least 1 of these in an area that is relevant to the literature of the Americas; students further develop their interest in American literature and culture through a 15,000'word dissertation to be submitted at the end of the programme; all texts are studied in English or in English translation.

Course Additional Entry

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject; those whose 1st language is not English require 7.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,380  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)