MA Poetics of Imagination, Dartington Arts School


Starting September 2020

Exploring orality, story and culture. Examining how we have conjured stories from the earliest times to the present day. The course is centred around oral telling but opens to a broader spectrum of the arts, examining the work of ancient to contemporary storytellers, writers and artists. From physically tracking folktales across the wilds of Dartmoor to three day tellings of myths that form much of the crucible of modernity, we will explore the reality that when humans imagine, they tend to imagine in story. What is trying to be told right now?

The core of the course is focused on literary study, and the oral tradition in particular. There are opportunities to engage in creative practice (creative writing or another creative practice) alongside and in dialogue with your study of story. 

Full time and part time, PGDip and PGCert options available. 

First round closing date: 1 June 2020

Live Chat Session with Dr Martin Shaw and Dr Tracey Warr 21 May 4pm