University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Literature and History

Historians and literary critics sometimes read the same documents, but they have different approaches and employ different methods of analysis: this programme gives you the opportunity to learn and experiment with both ways of reading. In learning the skills of close textual analysis and engaging with narrative form, you will become a historian with a marked sensitivity to sources and a lively and engaging writing style. As you encounter arguments about historical causality and assess conflicting accounts of historical events, you will become a literary critic with a complex grasp of the social, political and cultural contexts in which literature is produced. The two disciplines enrich each other, and the diverse range of experts here combine to deliver you a course that is both flexible and distinctive. It's up to you to set the precise balance between literature and history as your degree progresses - you might take an equal number of modules in both, or gradually specialise in one or the other discipline. You’ll be taught by specialists from two world-leading UEA departments – the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and the School of History. Studying in Norwich gives you access to a city rich in historical and cultural artefacts, and vivid literary and dramatic life. This unique degree programme also offers you many opportunities to extend your studies beyond the classroom, into archives of literary and historical manuscripts, and out to sites of historical and cultural importance. **Course Structure** On this course you will explore how literature lives in and speaks to its historical moment, while bringing your analytical and close-reading skills to bear on historical texts themselves. **Year 1** In your first year you will unite your two subjects from day one. In Introduction to Cultural Studies you’ll hone your interdisciplinary skills by exploring 19th and 20th century literary and popular writing. In Reading Texts you’ll undertake close analysis of literature. And in Literature in History you’ll explore its historical context. You’ll also be able to choose optional modules in medieval or modern history, and in specialist topics such as witchcraft or historical controversy. Or you might choose to take a module from another Humanities subject, experimenting with philosophy, languages or American studies. **Year 2** At the heart of your second year is The Writing of History module, an innovative module fostering a lively debate between your two subjects. You’ll explore the similarities and differences between literary and historical approaches to the same topic, and reflect on your own creative, literary-critical and historical writing practices. Alongside this, you’ll choose from a range of literature and history modules on all eras from the medieval to the contemporary, alongside a wealth of specialist options, such as propaganda, women, power and politics, creative writing, journalism, and reading and writing in Elizabethan England. You can cultivate connections between your two subjects by examining the same period from each disciplinary perspective -- you might find yourself immersed in Victorian novels in an English Literature module and studying the social upheavals of the same period in a history module. **Year 3** Your third year will be all about pursuing your passions, both literary and historical. You can choose from a multitude of specialist options, which cover topics such as the making of the English landscape, the Third Reich, sixties Britain, Virgil and Chaucer, true crime and feminist writing. You also have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation, if you wish, in either literature or history. **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
  • Duration
    3 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
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 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