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Early Modern Exchanges: Methods, Histories, Cultures
Value: 30 credits
Tutor: Taught by a variety of tutors (changes year on year)
Time & Location: Wednesdays, 12am - 2pm, Term 1 Rockefeller G15 (339 week 9)
Assessment: The first term is assessed through a 4000 word annotated bibliography / literature review defining a subject area that will become the focus of the dissertation. The second term will be assessed by one 4000 word essay.
Module Description: The first term is devoted to deepening students' understanding of this crucial period and enhancing their research skills, developing critical, conceptual and historiographical awareness, alongside paleography, bibliography and book history skills. This will enhance students' ability to work with early modern images, material culture and historical sources.
In the second term students examine a variety of early modern European literatures, histories and cultures and think about the range and diversity of approaches, methodologies and subjects crucial to an understanding of the early modern world.
In addition students take two options in each term or two options over both terms (worth 15 or 30 credits each to a total of 60 credits), as well as doing a 18,000 word dissertation (90 credits).
Please be aware that departments are entitled to give priority to their own students in allocating module places. Please contact the relevant departmental administrator before registering for a module.
A full list of course options is available on MA Art History pages.
A full list of course options is available on the History Department's MA pages.
A full list of the options available through languages departments is available from the School of European Languages, Cultures and Society MA pages.
- Dead Things and Demolition Sites: Cultural, Visual and Historical Representations in France, 1598-1889
- Giordano Bruno
- Marsilio Ficino, De amore
- Men on the Moon: Cosmic Voyages in the Early Modern Period
- Renaissance Texts: Resources and Research Techniques
- Thinking with Women: Gender as an Early Modern Category
- Witches in History, Fiction and Scholarship
- Approaches to the Reception of the Classical World
- Comparative Literary Studies (taking Exoticism, Colonialism, Religion and Confrontations with History in Modernist Drama or Men on the Moon seminars)
- Digital Resources in the Humanities
- Historical Bibliography
- Manuscript Studies
- Modern Literary Theory (taking Postcolonialism seminar)
- Shakespeare in His Time (details are now available on English Department's website)
It is also possible to take options, subject to availability and approval, through the School of Advanced Study's MA in the History of the Book, the Warburg's MA in Cultural and Intellectual History 1300 - 1650 and Queen Mary/UCL's MA in Political Thought and Intellectual History.