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Adventures in Literary Research

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Kevin Brazil
Academic year

Module overview

Adventures in Literary Research will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills you need to be a successful researcher and scholar in the field of literary studies. You will learn about the methodologies of theory and criticism, book history, textual editing, and archival research. The module will help you to define a distinctive approach to a literary research topic; differentiate between scholarly sources and evaluate the limits of a literary critical monograph; participate in the research culture of the department and the Faculty through research seminars; reflect on the material form and history of the book; acquire skills in effective scholarly presentation and referencing; and learn how to mobilise theoretical concepts and historical sources in the close literary analysis of texts. As well as providing excellent preparation for doctoral study, this module provides high-level transferable skills.