Contemporary Literature MA

York St John University

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    3 (English)
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    Master of Arts

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Course Summary

This course allows students to explore new approaches to contemporary literature and examine the innovations, diversity and practice of writing now. You will have the chance to read a range of work (including novels, poetry, drama, memoir, and creative non-fiction) from contemporary writers, and you will be encouraged to consider the relationship between contemporary writing and current theory. York is a fantastic place to be if you love books and reading. Each year, the city celebrates its literary heritage with the York Literature Festival, for which our programme organises several events. In recent years, our students have had the chance to attend talks and readings by Margaret Atwood, Germaine Greer, Will Self, Carol Ann Duffy, Mark Gatiss, Ian McMillan and Michel Faber. As part of your Contemporary Literature MA, you will have the opportunity to attend free workshops, writing sessions and readings as part of your degree experience. Our Contemporary Literature MA encourages you to discover some exciting new authors, as well as exploring new approaches to contemporary writing and theory.

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£5,000 per year

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About this University

York St John University supports students to embrace new opportunities and take on the world's challenges, through tailored learning built around their interests and ideas. Changing lives through education since 1841, its campus is just a stone's throw from York city walls, blending Victorian architecture with contemporary facilities. Students have all they need to push the boundaries of what's possible and achieve their aspirations.


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