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Southampton Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies


The MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies is an interdisciplinary programme for which the collections at Chawton House Library provide a key resource.

Women's writing in Britain in the long eighteenth century is one focus, but the MA allows students also to specialise in the history and the visual and material culture of the period.

Students are introduced to the literary, political, philosophical and cultural issues of eighteenth-century Britain through options that explore the rise of the novel, gender and the social order, race and empire, the consumer revolution, modernity, and analyses of art, taste, gender, and politeness. The MA encourages students to work across disciplines and to use archival sources.

The course can be studied over 12 months full-time or 26 months part-time, beginning early October.

For further information: contact the convenor, Professor Stephen Bygrave, or access the website for course details.

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