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Poetry and Poetics - MA


Course Description

On our new MA in Poetry and Poetics you will have the opportunity to read widely and deeply in poetry and ideas about poetry from the classical period to the present day. The language of the course, and of many of the poets studied, will be English, but you will also study poetry from a variety of linguistic cultures, and in a wide range of historical contexts. Seminars on the MA will focus on the intensive - and highly-pleasurable - reading of poems and poets, in dialogue with academic staff who have published on many major authors and periods: classical poetics, medieval literature, renaissance poetry, the Romantics and Victorians, and British, Irish and American contemporary writing. There will also be modules on old English poetry, symbolism, medieval poetic inheritances, the matter of British poetry, and poetry and art. You will develop excellent skills in reading poetry and enhance your knowledge of higher level poetics as well as the intricacies of poetic form.

The MA in Poetry and Poetics at York?

-The curriculum is international, placing issues of translation and cultural exchange at the heart of the study of poetry from classical to post-colonial poetics
-Our approach is cross-cultural as well as trans-historical, involving work between European languages, the UK and the USA
-You will focus on the poem and the poet, with an emphasis on theory and form
-You will be taught by research leaders in a wide variety of literary areas
-The wide foundation in poetry and aesthetics which it offers will equip you well for future careers in the culture industry
-It will also prepare you well for further research in this area

Assessment

-Four assessed essays of approximately 4,500 words each
-A 14,000-16,000 word dissertation, written in consultation with a supervisor on an agreed topic

Careers

We have an excellent employment record for our postgraduates who are highly prized by top level employers, both in the UK and on the international stage. A combination of outstanding teaching and a supportive collegiate environment enable our students to develop their creativity, intellectual independence and ability to filter complex information and present it persuasively in person and in writing. These are important transferable skills which will always hold their value at the top end of the jobs market.

Visit the Poetry and Poetics - MA page on the University of York website for more details!



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(Scholarship)

WRoCAH Research Preparation Bursaries & Departmental Scholarship - Single Award

The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) offers AHRC funding if you want to study a Masters degree in preparation for a PhD.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£6760.00

Eligibility

In order to be eligible, you must have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent before starting your Masters degree.You must have applied for one of the taught Masters degree listed above.Courses may be studied full-time or part-time. For part-time students, awards will be made on a pro-rata basis.Deadline for applications: Friday 5 May at 11.59pm

Application Procedure

If you would like to be considered for one of these awards, you will need to complete a short supplementary application form and return it to [email protected] by the same deadline, Friday 5 May 2017. Our academic assessors will consider both the original and supplementary application forms when making their decision on recipients of the bursaries. This application form can be accessed on the Department of English and Related Literature's Fees and Funding page.

Further Information

https://www.york.ac.uk/english/postgraduate/funding-money/


(Scholarship)

WRoCAH Research Preparation Bursaries & Departmental Scholarships - 3 Awards

The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) offers AHRC funding if you want to study a Masters degree in preparation for a PhD.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

In order to be eligible, you must have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent before starting your Masters degree.You must have applied for a taught Masters degree in one of the Departments and Centres listed above.Courses may be studied full-time or part-time. For part-time students, awards will be made on a pro-rata basis.

Application Procedure

If you would like to be considered for one of these awards, you will need to complete a short supplementary application form and return it to [email protected] by the same deadline, Friday 5 May 2017. Our academic assessors will consider both the original and supplementary application forms when making their decision on recipients of the bursaries. This application form can be accessed on the Department of English and Related Literature's Fees and Funding page.

Further Information

https://www.york.ac.uk/english/postgraduate/funding-money/



Entry Requirements

Applicants for MA programmes in English and Related Literature will normally be expected to have obtained upper second-class honours, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject.

Last Updated

16 February 2017

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