Term 1 2012

The first term of the current academic year is well under way. Students on all three of our MA programmes – MA English Studies, MA Creative Writing and MA 21st Century Literature  – are busy reading and writing in preparation for their assignments on topics including 21st century poetry, utopianism, Victorian literature and culture, and more. We wish them well with their studies.

This blog site aims to give interested students a little more information about our MA programmes than is available on the University of Lincoln website. If you would like to discuss an application for MA English Studies or MA 21st Century Literature further, please contact either the Admissions Tutor Dr Christopher Marlow (cmarlow@lincoln.ac.uk) or the Programme Leader Dr Sian Adiseshiah (sadiseshiah@lincoln.ac.uk). For MA Creative Writing, please contact Dr Phil Redpath (predpath@lincoln.ac.uk).

MA English Studies and 21st Century Literature: Term 2 Begins

Term 2 of our MA English programmes began today. Over the next twelve weeks, students on the English Now 2 core module will discuss writing by Alexander Masters, Colm Toibin, Hilary Mantel, Sarah Waters, Andrea Levy, Zadie Smith and others. The optional modules London Now, Literary Theory in the 21st Century and Nineteenth Century Life Writing are also running this term. For more information on the programmes please click on the tabs above.

December Symposium

Twelve MA English Studies and MA 21st Century Literature students took part in a postgraduate symposium at the university on 19th December. Presenting to an audience of their peers and their tutors, students on modules covering Contemporary American Fiction, Reading Trauma in the 21st Century, and Poetry and Poetic Culture in the Nineteenth Century delivered polished 20-minute papers throughout the day. The standard of the work was extremely high, discussions were supportive and lively, and this was a great way to end the term. Some photographs of the event can be seen on the ‘Symposia’ page.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Winter Symposium Coming Soon

This term’s postgraduate symposium is nearly with us. On December 19th MA English Studies and MA 21st Century Literature students will gather to present 20 minute research papers to an audience of their peers and English faculty members. Our biannual symposia give students an opportunity to exchange ideas, develop presentation skills, and socialise in a familiar, convivial environment. It promises to be a excellent end to the term.

It’s not too late!

The MA English programmes at Lincoln are still accepting applications for full-time or part-time study beginning in September 2010. If you are thinking about postgraduate study in English or Creative Writing, and are interested in what’s happening in English now, we might have the ideal MA for you. I hope you enjoy having a look around this site.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email me at cmarlow@lincoln.ac.uk

Dr Christopher Marlow: Programme Leader, MA English Studies

Click here to download a copy of our MA English Poster.