Authorship and Authority
Module code: EN7241
If you choose the 15,000-word MA English Studies dissertation, you will also take this module.
Following on from the 'Editing and Textual Cultures' module in the first semester, this team-taught module explores the topics of literary authorship and authority in their historical and theoretical contexts, ranging from the medieval to the present. In weekly two-hour seminars, you will engage with topics such as patronage, anonymity, fame, and collaborative authorship.
Work for this module involves a formative exercise designed to help you with the 5000-word essay that forms the assessment. This essay will enable you to focus on a particular literary periods or authors, allowing you to tailor the module to your research interests.
- 20 hours of seminars
- 280 hours of guided independent study
- Essay, 5,000 words (100%)
- Formative exercise, 500 words (0%)