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MA in English, MATTS and World Lits 2014-15. People Graduate Secretary: Sam Cruickshank MA in English Convenor: Dr Teresa Grant MATTS Convenor: Dr Chantal.

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1 MA in English, MATTS and World Lits

2 People Graduate Secretary: Sam Cruickshank MA in English Convenor: Dr Teresa Grant MATTS Convenor: Dr Chantal Wright MA in World Lits Convenor: Professor Stephen Shapiro

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4 English Pathways Everyone who does the English MA must choose a pathway. We have a number of pathways through the degree: Open Pathway Critical Theory Romantic and Victorian Literature Modern and Contemporary Literature Shakespeare and the British Dramatic Tradition

5 Foundation Module (English and World Lits) The Foundation module aims to give MA students orientation in critical theory as well as training in research tools. The Foundation Module is compulsory for all English and World Lits MA students. The Foundation module consists of two distinct elements: Introduction to Research Methods, a seven-eight week intensive module focusing on how to conduct research at Warwick, assessed by a short bibliography exercise. And English: Critical Theory, a term-length module, assessed by a 6,000 word essay. Or World Lits: World Literature and World Systems, a term-length module, assessed by a 6,000 word essay Both elements of the module are compulsory.

6 MATTS Structure 4 taught modules and a dissertation, including: 2 core modules (EN964 and EN971) and 2 option modules and COMPULSORY Introduction to Research Methods

7 English Critical Theory Option Feminist Literary Theory Freud’s Metapsychology Postcolonial Theory World Literature and World Systems Drama and Performance Theory Postcolonial Theory (term 2) See advice in MA Handbook about the Critical Theory essay (6, 000 words)

8 Introduction to Research Methods Convened by Dr Rochelle Sibley See entstudents/postgraduate/introtores for full details entstudents/postgraduate/introtores Introduction to Research Methods starts in Week 2, Wednesday 1-3 in B2.02 on the Science Concourse (over the bridge from the Library).

9 Register for your modules You need to register via evision for your modules – the link for instructions is on the departmental website (on the rhs under EMR instructions) ntstudents/postgraduate/masters/ You must do this by Wednesday of week 3 (17 th October) and cannot change your mind next term. To do this, you need to know the following:

10 Dissertation and Module Variants Total Cats weighting for a full time MA student is 180 for the year Critical Theory plus 4 option modules all at 36 Cats Critical Theory plus three option modules at 30 Cats plus dissertation at 60 Cats Critical Theory plus 2 modules at 36 Cats plus dissertation at 72 Cats (see p. 7 of the MA Handbook for word lengths associated with these Cats points)

11 Dissertation Dissertation workshop is to be held on Friday of week 2 (10th October) at :30pm for all those whose dissertation has received initial approval. Venue tbc.

12 Students must register for and use a Warwick address – the Graduate Secretary sends lots of information by , as do I. Please check this regularly, or automatically forward mails to your personal . Check the noticeboard for who your Personal Tutor is. Students should make a point of meeting with their pt during first two weeks. MA essays are submitted online and the Graduate Secretary will details of how to do this out to all students a few weeks beforehand.

13 The Graduate secretary says: Remind students to refer to MA handbook – almost all the information they need throughout their MA is included in the handbook. If you can’t find the information there, ask Sam, or me, or Chantal or Stephen or your PT.


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