Why Should You Take This Course?
If you love reading, watching plays and listening to poetry then English Literature is the ideal course for you.
We will be reading novels, plays and poetry written at different periods of history. We will analyse what makes them interesting, what ideas they convey and how they are written.
We hope you will find this stimulating and enjoyable and that it will develop your ability to read literature thoughtfully and write effectively about it.
We offer a number of enrichment opportunities. Last year we took students to Florence, Italy to enrich our reading of A Room with a View. In addition students have seen a production of Hamlet and attended an in-house Literature Conference.
In Year 1, you will study the following texts:
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Selected Poetry by Ted Hughes
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
In Year 2, you will study the following texts:
Shakespeare text - Hamlet
Poetry Pre-1900 - Christina Rossetti
Poetry Post 1900 - Comparing Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath
Drama Pre-1900 - Webster's The Duchess of Malfi
Drama Post 1900 - Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire
We will also explore unseen extracts from 1880-1910 and 1918-1939.
Coursework - Comparative essay on A Room with a View and Atonement
This course is a well-respected qualification for any university.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is predominately by examination. Two in year one and three in year two plus a coursework entry at 3000 words.
If you wish to apply for 2020-2021 academic year, please complete the online application form.