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English - Modernities: American and British Literature and Film, MA

University College Cork (UCC), Ireland

University College Cork (UCC)

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About English - Modernities: American and British Literature and Film, MA - at University College Cork (UCC)

Overview

This MA introduces students to the advanced study of American and British literature and film, from the eighteenth century to the present day. Under the guidance of leading scholars in their fields, students will encounter some of the most influential contemporary critical and theoretical models currently being applied to the notions of modernity and modernisation, and apply the ideas raised by these theories to a rich variety of literary and filmic texts from such movements as Romanticism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Writers and directors who are studied range from canonical Romantics and modernists, including P.B. and Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Beckett, to recent and contemporary novelists and filmmakers such as Thomas Pynchon and Stanley Kubrick. Among theorists of modernity, students can expect to examine Freud, Nietzsche, de Beauvoir, Habermas, and Jameson, and to explore the relevance of their ideas to a deeper understating and greater appreciation of the literature and film in this period.

Course Details

The MA in English (Modernities) consists of two parts: a taught course and a dissertation.

Programme Requirements

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I (50 credits)
EN6009 Contemporary Literary Research: Skills, Methods and Strategies (10 credits)
EN6028 Theories of Modernity (10 credits)

Plus

30 credits from:

EN6025 Literary and Cultural Modernisms (10 credits)
EN6026 Postmodernism in Literature and Film (10 credits)
EN6027 Romanticism and Modernity (10 credits)
EN6029 American Modernities (10 credits)
FX6007 American Cinema (10 credits)

Part II (40 credits)
EN6017 Dissertation in English (40 credits)

Note: Subject to the approval of the MA programme co-ordinators, students may substitute one 10-credit module with one of the following 10-credit modules: EN6047, EN6048, EN6049, EN6050, EN6051, EN6052, EN6053, EN6054, EN6055

Fact File

Course Code: CKE29 Full-time

Course Title: English - Modernities: American and British Literature and Film

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MA

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 6,000

2016 Entry Requirements: To be considered for admission to an MA programme within the School of English, an applicant will normally possess a primary degree result of Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) level or higher or equivalent qualification in English or a cognate subject. All candidates must satisfy a Selection Committee who may request applicants to provide letters of reference. For North American students a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 is expected. (See Detailed Entry Requirements below)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

The course involves a combination of seminars, consultation, presentations and directed study as well as associated reading. You will carry out independent research for your dissertation in close consultation with your supervisor.

Assessment

Continuous assessment including written assignments, in-class assignments, seminar participation and presentation, research journal, literature and IT review and research presentation. You will have four written assessments (2000 words each) in the Modernities module and seminar participation.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here:CKE29AdditionalQuestions (109kB)

Applicants are encouraged to apply early for an early decision.

Please note that late applications will be considered after first round applications who meet the selection criteria requirements.

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 6,000

2016 Entry Requirements: To be considered for admission to an MA programme within the School of English, an applicant will normally possess a primary degree result of Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) level or higher or equivalent qualification in English or a cognate subject. All candidates must satisfy a Selection Committee who may request applicants to provide letters of reference. For North American students a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 is expected. (See Detailed Entry Requirements below)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork (UCC) to find course entry requirements.

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