Licentiate in Literary Subversion & Dissidence

Overview Why study for a licentiate in literary subversion and dissidence at Clagsborough College?
  • Learn at a college created to foment non-violent libertarian eco-socialist revolution worldwide.
  • Help us create a rich history and culture for Clagsborough - the world's first zero carbon socialist municipality.
  • Study more than 600 years of writing in English, engaging with literary theory, history, and libertarian socialist politics.
  • Gain insight into a breadth of written forms - from illuminated manuscripts to graphic novels, from poetry to postcolonial fiction.
  • Enjoy our socially progressive atmosphere without hierarchies, where everyone is free, safe, and loved.
Aims By reading for a licentiate in literary subversion and dissidence, the student will be asked to:
  • Explore and enjoy English Literature from Chaucer to Zadie Smith.
  • Study Literature under the auspices of the Clagsborough College Student Charter.
  • Become competent in the close reading of literary texts across a variety of genres and historical periods.
  • Build a critical analytical understanding of the relationship between literary theory, history, language and interpretation.
  • Develop advanced writing skills across a variety of fictional and non-fictional genres.
  • Respond to texts through writing essays and critical creative approaches.
  • Help foment non-violent eco-socialist revolution worldwide.
Teaching In building a revolutionary literary toolkit, the dissident should draw on the following fields of knowledge:
  • Environmental studies.
  • Non-violent revolutionary libertarian socialism.
  • History written from various Marxist, feminist, anti-imperial and postcolonial standpoints.
  • Literary theory shaped by Marxism, anarchism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, feminism, postcolonialism, racism studies, and ecocriticism.
  • Narratology and the study of language as a tool of power and persuasion.
Outcomes By the end of this licentiate, we hope the successful student will:
  • Recognise and discuss a broad range of texts from the English literary tradition.
  • Use close reading to interpret texts across a range of genres and from various historical periods.
  • Possess a critical analytical understanding of the relationship between literary theory, history, language and interpretation.
  • Draw on the above skills and understandings to respond to literary texts using both formal and critical creative approaches.
  • Participate in non-violent subversive activities aimed at fomenting socialist revolution worldwide.