Taught course

English Literature: Literature and Modernity: 1900 to the Present

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme examines a range of literary and theoretical contexts, introducing ways that writing and imagination shape and share in cultural and political processes.

You will explore the ways literature since 1900 has sought to change and modernise itself, in the context of wider developments of modernity characterising the age.

Your studies will take you through a broad and fascinating field, from the originators of literary ‘modernity’ – including TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf – to the present day and the continuing impact of their innovations.

Studying in the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, you will analyse the most challenging and exciting literature written in English since 1900, and explore the range of historical, intellectual, cultural, political and philosophical factors informing the period’s writing – particularly in its highly innovative modernist and postmodernist phases.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
llc.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 3030