The MSc in US Literature asks students to consider the way key literary, cultural, political and philosophical texts have contributed to the development, interrogation and revision of notions of American identity and culture.
This taught Masters course offers students the opportunity to engage closely with a number of key texts that have contributed to the manifold meanings of American self-perception and national self-image from the nation’s revolutionary beginnings to its current incarnation in the wake of 9/11 and the continuing “War on Terror.”
Aims and outcomes
The primary aim of this course is to offer students the opportunity to engage closely and critically with some of the key texts that have helped to shape the manifold meanings of American self-perception and national self-image from the nation’s revolutionary beginnings to its current position as the unipolar superpower in contemporary global politics.
You will take the core course, the Research Methods course plus an option in each semester. The dissertation will be researched and written over the summer.
Fees and Funding
Fees and funding information for the MSc in US Literature is provided here
Both the University Library (UL) and the National Library of Scotland (NLS) have strong holdings in all aspects of American literature and culture.
If you have any queries regarding this programme, please contact the Programme Director: