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We will be making some changes to the way our programmes will be delivered in to ensure we continue to respond to the ongoing Covid pandemic. All programmes will be delivered in-person on campus with some specific sessions within each programme being delivered online in a pre-recorded format. Where necessary, changes will also be made to assessment formats. All changes will be considered through the College's established processes to assure the quality of each programme.
Approved changes to programmes will be published to the programme changes. If government guidelines change, it may mean we need to make further adjustments to teaching arrangements. If this is the case, you will be notified of any further changes. Launched in through the t vision of Prof. Black woman in Arana take black British literature seriously as a discipline.
We rarely appear on university reading lists, other than as token gestures. This Masters degree is a world first. We trace diasporic and aesthetic routes and draw upon the expertise of literary and drama specialists. Black people continue to be massively underrepresented in academia. Literature written by black authors is often missing from university course lists.
The Black British Literature Masters degree is a vital step in increasing intellectual awareness of, and amplifying these black British voices. In studying this Masters, you will become part of this process. It is a decolonised degree in action. We welcome applications from those seeking academic careers, teachers looking to decolonise their curriculum, professionals who are returning to learning, and performers and artists who wish to develop their analytic and critical thinking skills. On the MA Black British Literature, you will study four credit modules and complete a 60 credit dissertation.
This module examines the representational presence of black people in Britain noting the aporia in such an undertakingto trace the lines of descent and tradition that connect writers and performers across time and place. The module reviews the past via a problematised continuum to ascertain how mainstream or canonical culture is altered in centralising traditionally marginalised or neglected perspectives. It asks: What were the formative conditions of production and reception for early black writers and artists in Britain? What part do retrospective historical novels, poetry, visual arts, or drama play in retrieving and reviving past times, to re-circulate and celebrate marginalised voices?
We consider the challenges of writing across histories and cultures in order to articulate a profoundly interconnected world and possibilities other than the nation. Black woman in Arana examine how oral and literary texts, forms and genres within this body of writing through consolidation and experimentation, illustrate distinctive features of interculturality and syncretism. We investigate some of the determining forces underpinning the aesthetics of the texts.
We consider the emergent literature primarily as a body of relational texts communicating across and between cultures and diversities. This writing, sometimes defined by its transnational location, problematizes questions of nation, the political, identity, critical theories and literature itself. This module evaluates the degree to which Western, Euro-centric theoretical frameworks to name twofit or contort reception of Black British writing and performance.
Through a survey of sources of critical languages: reviews, theatre criticism, and academic scholarship, you participate in the task of evolving an inter-referential methodology that can meet the demands of writing that slips between, and re-works literary genres and performance traditions, considering texts as printed and performed embodiments of words.
These developments are studied through the analysis of representative texts either in English e. Teaching Mode: 3-hour seminar, including lecture-type input from the tutor. It's possible to exit the programme early with a Postgraduate Black woman in Arana or Postgraduate Certificate if specific learning outcomes have been achieved. These options can be discussed with the course convenor. Download the programme specification.
If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
For and —21, we have made some changes to how the teaching and assessment Black woman in Arana certain programmes are delivered. To check what changes affect this programme, please visit the programme changes. I found out about Goldsmiths through the work of Sara Ahmed. Before Goldsmiths, I was working as an arts practitioner in Berlin.
My course is incredible, full of rich resources from an incredible canon of phenomenal literature. Goldsmiths, however, is not providing enough resources for its black student body. I plan to work within arts institutions to establish racial equity.
Students without BA-equivalent qualifications who have substantial work experience eg. We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.
If your fees are not listed here, please check our postgraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Officewho can also advise you about how to pay your fees. Please read our visa guidance in the interim for more information. If you think you might be eligible to study part-time while being on another visa type, please contact our Admissions Team for more information. If you are looking to pay your fees please see our guide to making a payment. In addition to your tuition fees, you'll be responsible for any additional costs associated with your course, such as buying stationery and paying for photocopying.
You can find out more about what you need to budget for on our study costs. There may also be specific additional costs associated with your programme. This can include things like paying for field trips or specialist materials for your asments. Please check the programme specification for more information. Find out more about postgraduate fees and explore funding opportunities.
If you're applying for funding, you may be subject to an application deadline. Apply now. Please see our guidance on writing a Black woman in Arana statement. We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you haven't finished your current programme of study. It's very common to be offered a place that is conditional on you achieving a particular qualification. Admission to many programmes is by interview, unless you live outside the UK. Occasionally, we'll make candidates an offer of a place on the basis of their application and qualifications alone.
My love of English literature stems from when I was first read to, and began reading and what was available to read beyond conventional curriculum and literary histories. In the field of Black British writing I approach the analysis of literature with a focus upon language in performance: as printed and read its poeticsand articulated live on the stage its dramatization. My courses interweave canonical and non-canonical emphases to centralise the long but primarily submerged history of blackness in Britain.
We consider the political and aesthetic consequences of the aftermath of the British Empire as experienced today in contemporary culture. I encourage students to explore voices that exist beyond mainstream narratives - to work with the problems of canonicity, cultural legitimation, and longevity that shape this field. on Deirdre's staff profile. on Joan's staff profile. Anim-Addo, Joan. I moinda, or, She who will lose her name: a play for twelve voices in three acts.
London: Mango Publishing, Collins, Sara. Adebayo, Mojisola. Moj of the Antarctic in Hidden Gems Vol. Deirdre Osborne London: Oberon,pp. Burford, Barbara. Prince, Mary. Moira FergusonLondon: Pandora, Selvon, Sam. Lonely Londoners. Susheila NastaLondon: Penguin Books, James, Marlon. Johnson, Linton Kwesi. Mi revalueshanary fren: selected poemsLondon: Penguin, Emecheta, Buchi. Equiano, Olaudah.
Written by Himself. Seacole, Mary. Shire, Warsan. II ed. Deirdre Osborne, London: Oberon Books, Newland, Courttia. Booker, Malika. Hidden Gems Vol. II London: Oberon Books, Woolf, Karen McCarthy. Mason-John, Valerie. Sissay, Lemn. Hidden Gems London: Oberon, Leeming, Carole.
Corinne Fowler Leicester: Phoenix, You will develop transferable writing and oral skills at a high academic level, demonstrating the ability to think and work in an interdisciplinary manner using a range of methodologies. Your ability to work collaboratively and to facilitate and participate in group discussions will be enhanced. You will also develop skills in identifying the socio-cultural, historical, political and literary issues that shape and impact upon contemporary literary and performance texts. We are oriented towards serving your individual goals and aspirations for self-development; it will generate an articulable body of transferable knowledge and skills.
Besides developing your knowledge of best current research methods and of facts and concepts specific to the featured field of study, the proposed programme will offer training in:. Our courses consolidate the influential presence of contemporary Black British writing.
It is recognised as both intrinsic to conceptions of British cultural heritage but also distinctive within the body of British writing. This exciting, intellectually rigorous Masters programme gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a of flexible pathways. This pathway of our MA Literary Studies degree gives you the chance to study critical literary and cultural theory.
Have you got a story to tell? Or poems that you want to shape into a collection? This Masters degree will help you develop your creative writing practice. Search Goldsmiths.Black woman in Arana
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