This MA pathway studies the literature of the Renaissance in relation to a variety of political and cultural contexts. The scheme addresses an eclectic mix of different kinds of texts including plays, poetry, sermons, court entertainments, translations, and political tracts, to give a multi-faceted insight into this exciting area.
The School has one of the strongest teams of Renaissance scholars in the country and the expertise of the group ranges for Elizabethan and Jacobean literature, including Shakespeare, to the literature of the Restoration' from historicist criticism to gender studies; and from court politics to the history of the book.
You will study two compulsory modules and three option modules. Two of your option modules can be taken outside of the pathway and one can be taken outside of the School.