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About

Gain a rich understanding of the variety and interconnections of American writing, exploring major poetic, fictional, non-fictional and dramatic works. You will read from the cannon of American Literatures at the University of Essex, as well as texts that are topical and contemporary.

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Overview

At American Literatures at the University of Essex , we challenge the study of the United States as a territorially bound space by embracing an expanded conception of ‘America’, which explores the richness of U.S. and Caribbean literatures in dialogue. This allows you to formulate sophisticated analyses of the role of space and place in the production of American writing and identities.

Your future

A good literature degree opens many doors.

We offer supervision for PhD, MPhil and MA by dissertation in different literatures and various approaches to literature, covering most aspects of early modern and modern writing in English, plus a number of other languages.

Our University is one of only 11 AHRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centres in the UK. This means that we offer funded PhD studentships which also provide a range of research and training opportunities.

A number of our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies graduates have gone on to undertake successful careers as writers, and others are now established as scholars, university lecturers, teachers, publishers, publishers’ editors, journalists, arts administrators, theatre artistic directors, drama advisers, and translators.

We work with our Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • United States Nationalism and Regionalism

  • Dissertation Preparation: Postgraduate Research and Writing Skills

  • Continental Crossings: Caribbean and US Literature and Culture

  • The New Nature Writing

  • Writing the Novel

  • Memory Maps: Practices in Psychogeography

  • Oulipian Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.2 degree in Creative Writing, Theatre/Drama Studies, Literature, Film and Media Studies, Modern Languages , Art History, Music, Philosophy, History, American Studies, Performance studies, Journalism, Law, Politics and Sociology.
  • You may be asked to provide a piece of creative writing if you do not hold a degree in a relevant field.

Tuition Fee

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    19740 GBP/year
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  • National

    9200 GBP/year
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Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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