BA English Literature and Film and Theatre QW34

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£ 9,250 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Reading

Description

Full Time: 3 Years
Explore the creative dynamics between writing and performance on the page, on the stage, and on the screen.
You will be studying in two departments (English Literature; and Film, Theatre & Television) who collaborate with each other extensively. Both have been leaders in their fields for a long time. English Literature was one of the first university departments in the UK to study American and Canadian authors like Margaret Atwood, and we continue this tradition with a curriculum that includes the best of contemporary writing from Britain, America and the Caribbean. The Department of Film, Theatre & Television pioneered the study of film in UK higher education, and we continue to lead in the range and breadth of the modules we offer.
You will learn about film from its beginnings in the late 19th century to the present day, and you will be able to learn more about everything from contemporary Hollywood to avant-garde cinema, together with new forms of digital entertainment and video art. Theatre modules present you with the opportunity to study the work of playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Sarah Kane, and Samuel Beckett. You will investigate a range of contemporary practices from popular forms of theatre to the latest performance art.
Our teaching is a dynamic mix of theory and practice, and optional modules that include group-based practical projects are available for those who enjoy practice-based study. We have a huge advantage in our £11.4-million building (opened in 2011) that features three theatre spaces, a digital cinema, a dedicated recording studio and a mixing suite. You will have access to a studio with a flexible lighting system, multi-camera facilities, a talk-back system and Chroma key, and a studio gallery linked to the theatres for live filming and mixing work. We provide industry-standard software and support from dedicated technicians, and all spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment and...

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Location

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Reading (Berkshire)
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Whiteknights, RG6 6AH

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On request

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Subjects

  • Theatre
  • English
  • Writing
  • Poetry
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Cinema
  • Shakespeare

Course programme

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
Year 1 Core modules include:
  • Genre and Context
  • Introduction to Film
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Poetry in English
  • Research and Criticism
Optional modules include:
  • Practical 1: Making Meaning
  • Introduction to Television
  • Medium and Meaning
  • Twentieth-Century American Literature

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2 Optional modules include:
  • Alternative Forms in Film
  • Alternative Forms in Theatre
  • The Business of Books
  • Contemporary Literature: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama 1950-present
  • Writing, Gender, Identity
  • Writing, Genre and the Market
  • Creative Practice: Film/TV OR
  • Creative Practice: Theatre
  • Chaucer and Medieval Narrative
  • Communications at Work (placement module)
  • Creative Industrial and Professional Development
  • Critical Issues
  • Early Modern Theatre Practice
  • Film Authorship
  • Film Genre
  • Introduction to Old English Literature
  • Literature Language and Education (placement module)
  • Literature, Language and Media (placement module)
  • Lyric Voices 1340-1650
  • Modernism in Poetry and Fiction
  • Performance and Identity
  • Performance and Nation
  • Popular Television Genres
  • Renaissance Texts and Cultures
  • Research Production
  • Restoration to Revolution: 1660-1789
  • Shakespeare
  • The Romantic Period
  • Victorian Literature
  • Writing America
  • Writing and Revising
  • Work Based Learning

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3 Core module:
  • Dissertation
Optional modules include:
  • Family Romances: Genealogy, Identity, and Imposture in the Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • Holocaust Testimony: Memory, Trauma and Representation
  • Joint Dissertation English and Film, Theatre and Television (20 credits in each Department)
  • Restoration Literary Culture: Drama and Poetry, 1660-1700
  • 'Eyes on the Prize': Literature of the US Civil Rights Movement
  • American Graphic Novel
  • American Poetry: Bishop to Dove
  • Black British Fiction
  • Children's Literature
  • Chinese Theatre
  • City of Death and Desire: Henry James and Venice
  • Class Matters
  • Classical and Renaissance Tragedy
  • Colonial Explorations
  • Contemporary American Fiction
  • Contemporary Documentary
  • Contemporary Performance
  • Contemporary Television Drama
  • Decadence and Degeneration: Literature of the 1890s
  • Dickens
  • Digital Text: Literature and the New Technologies
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation: Film and Theatre
  • Editing the Renaissance
  • Fiction and Ethnicity in Post-War Britain and America
  • Hitchcock
  • Holocaust Fiction
  • Irish Poetry after Yeats
  • James Joyce
  • John Milton: Poet of the English Republic
  • Literature and the Railway
  • Modern American Drama
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Modern Epic
  • Modern Scottish Fiction: From Jean Brodie to Trainspotting
  • Modern and Contemporary British Poetry
  • Modernism and Politics
  • Nigerian Prose Literature: From Achebe to Adichie
  • Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
  • Packaging Literature
  • Polish Film and Theatre
  • Popular Film Genres (for example: rom-com, action, sci-fi)
  • Psychoanalysis and Text
  • Representing Conflict on Stage and Screen
  • Research Production
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Science in Culture
  • Shakespeare and Gender
  • Shakespeare on Film
  • Storytelling in Film
  • Television and Contemporary Culture A
  • Television and Contemporary Culture B
  • The African-American Short Story
  • The Director and the Theatre
  • The Eighteenth-Century Novel: Sex and Sensibility
  • The Writer's Workshop: Studying Manuscripts
  • Utopia
  • Victorian and Edwardian Children's Fantasy
  • Victorian Literature and Medicine
  • Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury
  • Work Based Learning
  • World Cinema
  • Writing Global Justice
  • Writing Women: Nineteenth Century Poetry

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

BA English Literature and Film and Theatre QW34

£ 9,250 + VAT