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English Literature Masters

MASTERS IN ENGLISH IN LITERATURE AND MODERNITY

Master’s students are required to complete a minor dissertation and four taught courses of which no more than two can be at HEQSF level 8 (4000 level).

This programme focuses on the theory, historical contexts and literary expression of the concept “modernity” from Renaissance to Postmodernism.  It covers both metropolitan and South African and African expressions and developments of modernity, thereby allowing students to study a broad range of historical conditions and literary and philosophical texts through the focus provided by a single, key concept.  There are three compulsory courses, one elective and a dissertation.  The coursework counts 50% and the dissertation counts 50% of the final mark.

Masters Course Convenor

Dr Christopher Ouma, email: christopher.ouma@uct.ac.za
Dr Khwezi Mkhize, email: khwezi.mkhize@uct.ac.za

Compulsory (core) courses:        
ELL5001W  Minor Dissertation          
ELL5030F    Literature and Modernity I          
ELL5031S    Literature and Modernity II         
ELL5032F    Theories and Histories of Modernity