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BA Literature and Creative Writing (Including Placement Year)

BA Literature and Creative Writing (Including Placement Year)

  • QS World University Rankings
    439
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The BA Literature and Creative Writing offers a unique approach to the practice of reading and writing, combining more familiar British and American perspectives and readings with other influential schools of writing, from the study of tradition and myth to the innovative practice of the Workshop of Potential Literature or Oulipo in France. Students will hone their knowledge of literary tradition across a variety of genres in order to develop their practical skills of understanding, expression and invention. Throughout this programme, students will explore some of the most important novels, poems, and plays from the United States, the Caribbean and Europe while developing their own writing through a variety of planned readings and writing exercises. At the beginning of the course, students will receive a highly focused introduction to the study of literature alongside intensive modules in creative writing, covering myth, innovation and tradition, prose, and poetry. A module on writing for radio allows students to go into a studio and record a radio play. They will then progress to look at a range of specialist topics such as: experimental writing and surrealism; myth and fairytale; translating novels for the screen; American literature; Shakespeare; science fiction.