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The diversity of research interests is one of the main strengths of English at Swansea. English Literature and Language is home to the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW) and to the Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS). Together with other research groups, these organize weekly research seminars, as well as regular symposia and conferences, and promote innovative research and publication in their fields.
This is an interdisciplinary MA scheme, co-ordinated from English and taught by Gender specialists across the School of Arts and Humanities (Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology, English, European Languages, History, Media Studies, Sociology and Anthropology).
• Gender and Culture: An Introduction
• EITHER: Study and Research Skills in the Humanities OR: Historical Methods and Approaches OR: Research and Study Skills (Social Research)
Optional Modules (choose 4)
• The Sexual and Textual Politics of the New Woman
• British Women’s Fiction 1918-1939
• The Female Malady: Women Writing Madness
• Women Writers of the 1940s
• Women Writing India
• Gender Trouble, the Medieval Anchorite, and Issues of Wombs and Tombs
• ‘The Great Pretender’: Masculinity in Contemporary Women’s Fiction
• ‘The Unsex’d Females’: Women Writers and the French Revolution
• Contemporary Women’s Writing
• Gendered Approaches to Myth and Fairytale
• Contemporary German Women’s Writing
• Gender in Contemporary European Culture
• Literature in Social Context
• Women and Gender in Ancient Egypt
• Cultural Awareness: Policy, Practice, Analysis
• Cultural Difference and Change in British Society
• Cultural Systems Around the World
• Cultural Difference: Reflexive Practice
• Qualitative Research Methods
• Quantitative Research Methods
Optional modules are also available from across the English MA schemes and from schemes offered by other contributing departments.
Students write a dissertation in or across any of the subject disciplines contributing to the scheme.
Applicants to the programme should normally have a good first degree. Further details are available from the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor.
AHRC awards are available, and Local Education Authority awards can sometimes be obtained.
The University offers a number of bursaries for graduate study for UK and EU students.
English has access to important English CD-ROMs, including English Poetry Full-Text Database, English Verse drama, Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Brontë sisters’ novels, the MLA International Bibliography, British Humanities Index, and the Annotated Bibliography for English Studies. It possesses the Archive of Welsh English (based on the Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects) and a Raymond Williams archive.
The Library has good holdings in all its research areas, and has collections of nineteenth-century periodicals, including the complete nineteenth-century Examiner on microfilm. The extensive Anglo-Welsh material is supplemented by three other important local collections: the Gwyn Thomas and the John Ormond collections at the Miners’ Library and the Dylan Thomas collection in Swansea City Central Library. Through CREW English is in the process of building a collection of manuscript materials by leading Anglo-Welsh writers, and it will also be involved in research exploration of the newly acquired Richard Burton papers, as well as interdisiplinary studies in collaboration with a new Richard Burton Centre.
Assessment is normally through a combination of examination and course work, however, you should contact the admissions tutor of your course for detailed information on assessment.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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