Centre members supervise undergraduate dissertations on modernist literature and culture and convene a range of modules, including: ‘Aspects of Modernism’, ‘The Modernist Novel’, ‘The Modern Short Story’, ‘Modernism in the Magazines’, ‘New York, New York’, ‘Modern American Poetry’, and ‘Modernist Fiction and Ethics’.
For more information, please see the EDACS Undergraduate page.
Postgraduate study is at the heart of the Centre for Modernist Cultures.
There is a vibrant postgraduate community in the Centre, with students hosting the monthly reading group of the Midlands Modernist Network.
Students have the option of studying for a taught MA either full-time or part-time. Centre members teach on the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature pathway for the MA Literature and Culture. We offer a variety of core and optional modules designed to allow students to gain a greater theoretical, contextual, and critical understanding of a wide range of topics in the field of modernist studies. The Department of History also has a dedicated MA programme in Modern British Studies.
We would be very happy to hear from any prospective students wishing to complete an MA by research or a PhD. Please see the members page for individual areas of staff expertise and supervisory interests.
PhD funding is available through Birmingham’s membership of the Midlands3Cities AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership.
The departmental postgraduate page also has more information on postgraduate degrees.
[Image: Jacob Epstein, Study for Rock Drill, c.1913, charcoal on paper, The Garman Ryan Collection, The New Art Gallery Walsall]