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BA English Literature and American Studies

BA English Literature and American Studies

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    27
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 36 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The BA (Hons.) English Literature and American Studies is an interdisciplinary programme, which offers students the opportunity to combine the study of American literatures, history, and culture, with a wider exploration of the literatures of the world and a training in English Studies. As well as providing you with access to the traditional range of English Literature modules, that encompass the Anglo-Saxon period through to the contemporary novel, this degree will also give you a grounding in the methods and debates of American Studies, providing you with a large palette of analytical tools. You will be introduced to the political, legal, and administrative frameworks of US politics and society, and become familiarize with a raft of concepts-mass incarceration, inequality, poverty, racial stratification, the logics of policing, the changing nature of work and leisure, radical organizing, military power, cultural imperialism, environmental policies, and urban politics-that have obvious wider reach in contemporary global society. Working with such concepts will help to refine your critical perspectives on literature, encouraging you to place such works within broader historical, political, and cultural patterns. By working with materials taken from the worlds of film, music, and cultural debate, you will also come to think about where the boundaries of literature might lie.
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