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Special MA Subject Module
This module is designed to give students both the freedom and the responsibility of negotiating, with an assigned tutor, their own area of study within the perimeters of the particular MA pathway they have chosen. This study can be pursued either alone or with other students and takes the form of a structured series of tutorials with a member of the MA team. The students will share, with tutor, the responsibility for designing the course of study, selecting the texts to be analysed, and developing appropriate critical and theoretical approaches. The study-plan will be formulated by the student but must be approved by both the tutor and the MA convenor.
The topic for study is entirely open. It could, for example, be a single author (e.g. Emily Dickinson); a particular period, movement or moment (e.g. Decadence); the literature of a particular nation or region (e.g. North Africa); or a specific literary theme (e.g. revolutions). Alternatively, it could be linked to a Research Centre and/or special library collection and/or department reading group and/or conference hosted at Lancaster, and/or series of guest seminars given by a visiting scholar or writer. In this last connection, one very obvious resource are the seminars given by Terry Eagleton - see:
Another will be given by Professor Simon Critchley in Lent Term 2012 - see:
This module is not, normally, timetabled. The student and the tutor plan the work on a mutually agreed time-scale. Since this module is assessed just like other modules the module will occupy one term.
One essay or equivalent, normally of 5000 words. Read more about module specifications.
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