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Oxford University
  • Data de início

    2020 - 2021
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  • Campus

    Oxford University
  • Qualification

    Master of Studies

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The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2019). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via The English master's programmes are designed to serve both as an autonomous degree for students wishing to pursue more advanced studies in English literature, and as a solid foundation for doctoral research. The MSt in English Language and Literature 650â??1550 offers the knowledge and understanding, research materials and opportunities, and the skills and techniques, for undertaking the study of the languages and literatures produced in England, Scotland and Wales before 1550. We aim to broaden studentsâ?? experience of the literature produced in the British Isles and related areas across nearly a millennium. We also offer unrivalled training in the core skills for research in medieval studies. This includes reading, understanding and editing medieval manuscripts and early printed books; developing skills in languages such as Old English and Old Norse; and debating a wide range of approaches and methods in the study of medieval literature and culture. Optional courses with leading scholars help to focus studentsâ?? interests, and a dissertation provides the chance to pursue in-depth research to a high quality. The range of the literature and approaches likely to be encountered is challenging and rewarding. We have no one method or theoretical approach; the course gives you time to learn which sort of medieval studies you wish to practise, or invent. Whatever your past experience and expected career path, the course can help you to become an accomplished medievalist with a wide range of expertise. The structure of the course A. Core course: Literature, contexts and approaches This core course is not formally assessed. Seminars over the first two terms introduce a range of medieval literatures composed between 650 and 1550, and a variety of topics and approaches for consideration, such as voice and writing, authorship, form and formalism, and historicism. Students give presentations in the weekly seminars. B. Core course: Bibliography, theories of text, history of the book, manuscript studies This core course provides extensive training in handling and thinking about the â??material textâ?? â?? how we read, date, interpret, and edit from primary sources â?? including coursework studying some of Oxfordâ??s astounding holdings of manuscripts and early printed books. Such training will transform the way you think about medieval literature, bringing it to archaeological life, and open up new resources for research as well as new kinds of research. Seminars over the first two terms introduce skills in transcription, palaeography, codicology and editing, and reflection on the significance of studying the material forms and textual transmission of medieval literature. Students sit a short transcription test and submit a piece of coursework of 6,000-7,000 words. C. Special options Students take two special option courses, one in the first term and one in the second term, choosing from a range of about six which change each year. Students are also welcome to choose a course offered by another MSt strand, for example in another period, or in the English Language. Option courses are taught in weekly small-group seminars. At the end of each term, students submit an essay of 6,000-7,000 words related to the course taken. D. Dissertation In discussion with faculty members, each student devises a research project of their own on any subject concerning the language, literature, or cultural history of the British Isles and the Norse world in the Middle Ages. They receive one-to-one supervision on that research and complete a dissertation of 10,000-11,000 words by the end of the third term (June).

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