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MA Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment

MA Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment

Essex, University of

Colchester Campus, Colchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    439
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The MA Wild Writing explores the landscape and the wilder landscapes of Britain, as well as those across the world, through a combination of science and literature modules. Through field trips, students will gain an understanding of key environmental challenges while building their own ways of approaching writing about the wild: creative, critical, and scientific. The full-year focus on writing about landscape, place, and the environment allows students the choice of focusing on developing their scholarly abilities through exploring ecocriticism, or on developing their creative writing practice about the natural world – or students can aim to advance both. The core modules cover topics including:the emergent creative non-fiction genre exemplified by figures such as Robert Macfarlane, Kathleen Jamie, and Helen Macdonald19th – 21st century environmental poetry and prose; contemporary ecocriticism and environmental literature; psychogeography.