Roehampton University

University of Roehampton

Literature and Material Culture 1750 to present


Senate House, Roehampton Lane

Roehampton Lane

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Diploma Literature and Material Culture, MA Literature and Material Culture, subject to doctoral application

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This brand new MA focuses on an area of increasing interest to critics and theorists: the relationship between literature and materiality. Material culture has formed an increasingly important aspect of literary studies over the last decade, with subjects as diverse as travel, food, space, the city, sexuality, the body, violence, shopping, work, reading, and the family being fore-grounded in a number of significant literary studies. Theoretical approaches and methodologies such as cultural materialism, new historicism, book studies, popular culture studies and the like have provided a framework in which the relationship between literature and the culture that surrounds it has been re-examined, and in which the materiality of the text has begun to emerge as evermore important. The MA in Literature and Material Culture concentrates on literature from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, considering a diverse range of canonical, popular and forgotten texts in relation to key aspects of the study of material culture.



Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 180

In State Tuition (per year): 9360 USD

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