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MA - Literary Studies: Pathway in American Literature & Culture


Goldsmiths, University of London Department of English and Creative Writing

Full time & Part time See Course MA 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

About the course

This pathway of the MA Literary Studies aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the literature that has sought to define or has emerged from 'America'.

Why study the MA Literary Studies: American Literature pathway at Goldsmiths?

  • You'll be engaged in a rigorous study of American literary criticism and theory. You'll read a variety of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and assess how American critical and theoretical conceptions shape American literature, producing different “Americas”.
  • In particular, you'll study some of the ways in which nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature sought to understand the nation in the face of the fragmenting effects of modernity and postmodernity.
  • While the compulsory module gives you a

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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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