This degree, taught jointly with UEA´s world-renowned School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing allows you to combine the study of literature with an exploration of its social and political context.
From Shakespeare to Salman Rushdie, literature has played a powerful part within society. It has been censored and sponsored, employed as propaganda and used for protest. This degree programme gives you the opportunity to study the ways in which society and its forms of expression are linked, examining these aspects in particular depth to give you a unique perspective of contemporary Politics.
Drawing from a wide range of optional modules in both Politics and English, you will be able to study modules that explore questions such as: How are political events and tensions reflected in literary texts and influenced by literary developments? How do literature and culture influence or underpin the political world?