Anthony Burgess and his Contemporaries - single module
Level 7 (30 credits)
School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - English and Creative Writing
Start Dates(s): January
Part-time - £1,230 per 30 credit module
- The module is taught in collaboration with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in their attractive city-centre building
- You will get direct access to the Burgess archives
- You will see British writing of the 1960s and 70s in an entirely new light
- Part-time study option
In this module you will study Burgess as a satirist, novelist and critic in light of the writing of his contemporaries such as Chinua Achebe, Alasdair Gray, B.S. Johnson, V.S. Naipaul, and Muriel Spark. The module will deepen your acquaintance with Burgess as a major 20th century author, but also extend and develop your understanding of a whole range of trends in modern fiction which still influence and inform the present day state of the art. The module is supported by the IABF, where many of the classes are taught, and you will have the opportunity to make use of the Burgess archive as part of your work on the module.
This course can be studied alone or as part of the MA Literature, Culture and Modernity.