Licentiate in Literary Subversion & Dissidence
Why study for a licentiate in literary subversion and dissidence at
- 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
- Gain insight into a breadth of written forms - from
illuminated manuscripts to graphic novels, from poetry to
- Enjoy our socially progressive atmosphere without
hierarchies, where everyone is free, safe, and loved.
By reading for a licentiate in literary subversion and dissidence,
the agitator will be asked to:
- Explore and enjoy English Literature from Chaucer to Zadie
- Study Literature under the auspices of the
College Student Charter.
- Become competent in the close reading
of texts across a variety of genres and historical
- Build a critical analytical understanding of the
relationship between literary theory, history, politics, language and
- 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.
In building a revolutionary literary toolkit, the dissident should draw on the following fields
Non-violent revolutionary libertarian
from various anarchist, feminist, anti-imperial and postcolonial standpoints.
Literary theory shaped by
anarchism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, feminism, postcolonialism, and ecocriticism.
the study of language as a tool of power and persuasion.
By the end of this licentiate, we hope the
successful rebel will:
- Recognise and discuss a wide array of English language literary
- Use close reading to interpret texts across a range
of genres, geographies and historical periods.
- Possess a critical analytical understanding of the
relationship between literary theory, history, place, politics, language and
- Draw on the above skills and understandings to respond to literary texts using both formal and critical
- Participate in non-violent subversive activities aimed at
fomenting eco-socialist revolution worldwide.
A revolutionary who successfully completes the licentiate may apply
to enter the faculty:
- The applicant must first complete a doctoral thesis.
- The thesis must present in detail a piece of original research
written in English to an exemplary standard.
- The work must have been completed over a period of no
longer than 6 years and the thesis must not exceed 80,000 words in length.
- The completed thesis must be judged by the faculty to
appreciably extend and enlighten the
discipline of English studies.
- The final thesis must also make a significant contribution
to libertarian eco-socialist thought.