“English has developed both my writing and speaking skills. It has also taught me about gender and power in language which I’ve found very interesting!”
You will study a wide array of texts ranging from many different genres and points in time on this course; these include plays, novels, poetry, and non-fiction. Through group work, whole-class discussions, and individual research/reading, you will analyse these texts, ask yourself questions, and explore your answers. The questions to ask yourself include: how has this writer made me feel anger, pity, or amusement? What techniques have been used to create suspense? And how did the attitudes and beliefs of the time period affect the writers’ works?
To enhance and develop your understanding of the course and English in general, we organise drama workshops, lectures with academic experts, as well as visits to theatres, cinemas, museums, and other places linked to English Literature. By the end of the course, your oral, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills will have improved further through the study of English Literature.