English Literature

Why should I study this subject?
English Literature is the subject for you if you love reading and sharing interpretations of texts. English Literature provides you with the opportunity to develop your interest and enjoyment in literary studies. You will explore challenging ideas, as expressed through poetry, prose and drama from different periods. You will be encouraged to develop your own responses to texts, considering other readers’ interpretations, with a deepening appreciation of the significance of cultural and historical influences upon readers and writers. The course is of interest to anyone keen to find out about the way literature challenges conventional thinking in the field of human relationships and ideas.

What will I study ?
You will engage critically and creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them.
Section A: Othello
Section B: A Streetcar Named Desire
You will compare two novels: Frankenstein and The Handmaid’s Tale
Unit 3
Section A: Comparison of a named poem from the anthology, with an unseen poem.
Section B: Selected poems of John Keats
Unit 4
Coursework
A comparison of 2 texts (free choice)

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here