The course of study leading to the MA in Literature provides students with freedom to pursue their own objectives. In general it is expected that they will familiarize themselves with selected major authors and literary movements in England and America to the present, will attain an understanding of the historical development and main features of American English, and will improve their ability to analyze, explicate, and criticize literary works.
Graduate classes are small and opportunities for multi-disciplinary and independent study are available. Our faculty are dedicated teachers, active researchers, theorists, poets and novelists, with areas of expertise in British, American, and World Literature, cultural studies, feminism, comparative literature, ESL, folklore, theory, film, linguistics, creative writing, and composition. Our students come to UT to improve their professional credentials in teaching, publishing, and journalism, and also for personal satisfaction and development. We have a very good record in placing our MA graduates in PhD programs; see our placement page for some of the things our alumni are doing.
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