Licentiate

Literary Subversion & Dissidence

21 modules, 10 semesters
365 Credits

Clagsborough College is renowned for allowing students to study and think about whatever they want, when they want. There's no pass or fail here. We presuppose that those who choose to attend do so because they are self-motivated and self-reliant learners.  Each student is encouraged to research educational theory and evaluate their own performance. Credits are awarded by consensus. Matriculation is a wholly democratic process. Self-deception is futile because degrees awarded by the college are recognised only by Ikhwan al-Idries (the Brethren of Enoch), a union devoted to worldwide non-violent subversion and dissidence. Our ancient order facilitates peaceful anarcho-socialist revolutions across the globe.

Likewise, students are encouraged to systematically develop their own programmes of study. The aim is neither to emulate academic research methods nor to to acquire skills for the job market. Preparing for work in the neoliberal polity is, we believe, like polishing one's neck for the noose. The supposition is that attendance at our college is motivated by a fervent desire to peacefully dismantle the free market economy and instigate a libertarian socialist revolution worldwide.

For his licentiate, Julian Yaqub has developed a modular system with the intention of cultivating his creative writing skills to the level of literary art. As a platform for pursuing this endeavour, Julian intends to develop his ability to (1) appreciate global literature written in English and in translation; (2) understand literary texts in relation to their historical contexts and cultural values; (3) construct a critical vocabulary to analyse a variety of texts, including speculative fiction, drama and poetry, as well as non-fiction; (4) evaluate these texts in relation to a number of theoretical approaches, including postcolonial and gender theory; and (5) write creatively as a method of appreciating, analysing, and evaluating selected texts.
 
  Module Name

Max. Duration

Texts

Credits

01 Preliminary Reading 2 years 15 20
02 Literary Theory 4 years 25 20
03 The Arts: Music, Fine Art, Architecture, Film 4 years 15 20
04 Speculative Fiction & Storyworlds 4 years 15 20
05 Very Short Introductions 2 years 20 20
06 Preliminary Literature 2 years 70 15
07 Semester 01: The Long Eighteenth Century | Modernism 2 years 30 15
08 Semester 02: Epics, Medieval Literature & Beyond 2 years 36 15
09 Semester 03: Women Writers 2 years 34 15
10 Semester 04: Shakespeare | Modern Theatre 2 years 32 15
11 Semester 05: Postcolonial & World Literature 2 years 32 15
12 Semester 06: Romanticism & the Gothic 2 years 31 15
13 Semester 07: Early [Arabian] Fantasy 2 years 31 15
14 Semester 08: 1902-1958 2 years 41 15
15 Semester 09: 1959-1987 2 years 41 15
16 Semester 10: 1988-2016 2 years 42 15
17 New Critical Idioms 2 years 20 20
18 Writing Skills 4 years 10 20
19 Speculative Fiction, Magic & Legend 4 years 15 20
20 History & Society 4 years 25 20
21 Poetry & Theatre 2 years 10 20

Julian Yaqub May 2017