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  English Literature: Literature and Society Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian MSc

University of Edinburgh    School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
History & Archaeology (19) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of English Literature with the MSc in Literature and Society: Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian. Delve into the literary history of England, Scotland, and Ireland from the 18th to 19th centuries, exploring the evolution of genres in prose and verse against changing social and political landscapes. Engage with core seminars that dissect the impact of Enlightenment ideas, Romantic nationalism, and Victorian challenges, while optional courses like "Modern Love" and "Green Thoughts" offer diverse perspectives. Develop critical analysis skills and research methods to craft a bespoke dissertation. By the end of the programme, you will possess a deep understanding of literary works within their historical contexts and a proficiency in theoretical interpretations. Entry requirements are tailored to each programme, ensuring a diverse cohort of passionate learners. Unleash your literary potential and embark on a transformative academic journey with this captivating MSc programme.

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Programme description

This masters programme offers an encounter with a range of topics in literary study centred on the literary history of England, Scotland and Ireland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The core seminar courses (one in each of two semesters) survey the development of literary genres in prose and verse in relation to their intellectual, social and political contexts as these changed from the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 to the end of the Victorian period. These are the centuries which see:

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