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Patricia Phillippy
Department of English Literature
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Penrhyn Road
Kingston University
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE


Postgraduate Courses

CHK welcomes postgraduate students as members and sponsors work-in-progress and lecture series that encourage presentations of research by PGRs. CHK staff teach on MA courses in areas across the Faculty, including Film Studies, English Literature, History, Music, Dance, Drama, and Journalism. F

The MA in English Literature participates in the active research culture fostered by the CHK group and is closely aligned with its remit both in terms of teaching expertise and extracurricular provision. The programme offers wide intellectual range and diversity spanning five centuries of writing in English from every part of the world and is informed by recent developments in theoretical and critical practice in English studies. A core module provides students with the key skills required to conduct research and produce scholarly writing at an advanced level. Option modules address diverse aspects of cultural identity and afford students the opportunity to explore a wide range of narratives across historical periods and from various theoretical perspectives. Current options include 'Critical and Cultural Theory: Identity and Representation', 'Gender and Sexuality', 'Empire and its Aftermath', 'Life Writing' and 'Location and Literature'. Students may also choose from a suite of Special Study modules directly reflecting staff research expertise. The MA culminates in the dissertation, a sustained piece of independent research conducted under the supervision of a specialist member of staff.

All CHK affiliated staff welcome informal queries regarding MPhil and PhD study. Visit the link for further information on applying to undertake a postgraduate research degree within CHK.

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