Research course

American Literature

Institution
University of Sussex · School of English
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree.

Your qualification should be in a field related to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

American literature is a huge field intersecting with other global literatures, cultures and nations, reaching from the colonial period to its current, enormously powerful position.

Our research strengths range from the American Renaissance to modern and contemporary poetry, culture and fiction, and (through the CHASE Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England) American art. We welcome applications in all these fields and we particularly encourage an interdisciplinary approach.

You’ll also be able to take advantage of the cutting-edge research in American history conducted in the Sussex Centre for American Studies. You’ll have access to expertise in the history of slavery, the Civil War, the Cold War, American foreign policy, and the long history of civil rights and Black Lives Matter – all of which have profound resonance in American literary culture.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Laura Vellacott
Email
l.vellacott@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 873429