University of East Anglia

16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

American and English Literature

You’ll study literature from a global perspective, exploring a wide range of genres—novels, poetry, film, and even comic books— and gain a detailed knowledge of the American and English literary traditions.   You’ll get to grips with issues relating to race, gender and civil liberties in America. You’ll study how authors have simultaneously documented the ‘American experience’ while offering critiques of American power. In doing so, you’ll gain an understanding of the major cultural and historical ideas that have shaped American literature from the pre-colonial era to the present day. You will develop an understanding of the Transatlantic relationship, and the way that American and English literature have developed in close conversation with each other over the last few centuries.   You’ll be studying in a UNESCO City of Literature with a vibrant contemporary writing scene and have the opportunity to spend your third year studying in America or Canada with an option to spend a semester in Australia, New Zealand, or Hong Kong.   **Course Structure Year 1** You’ll establish a comprehensive historical and literary overview of the United States.    Modules will ask you to analyse a series of American icons - including the Stars and Stripes, the cowboy and the prison – as a way into thinking through important issues that have shaped the American national consciousness. Lectures and seminars will also cover the often fiercely contested development of a national literature in the United States, tracing the way in which a multitude of voices – such as Mark Twain, Nella Larsen, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and William Faulkner – have interpreted the nation. You will also examine the relationship between literary literature and history.     During all your first year modules you’ll also develop the key academic and practical skills needed to study at university level.   **Year 2** In your second year of study, you will take one compulsory module in the Autumn semester – Exceptional States: U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History. This interdisciplinary module allows you to delve more deeply into the foundational ideas that have animated and shaped the construction of the American nation.    At this stage of your degree, you will also start the process of academic specialisation, choosing from a broad range of optional modules run by the department of American Studies and the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. This will allow you to tailor your learning to your own interests, all the while honing your skills of academic enquiry and argumentation.    **Year 3** You’ll spend the third year of your degree abroad, gaining an invaluable academic and cultural experience, one that most students consider to be the highlight of their time at university.   For further details, visit our Study Abroad section of our website.   **Year 4** In your fourth year you’ll continue the process of academic specialisation. You will be able to choose three 30 credit modules that speak directly to the research specialisms of academic staff within the department of American Studies and the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. In the second semester of your final year – guided by an academic supervisor – you’ll also complete a dissertation on a literary topic of your choice.    **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300