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BA English Literature

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  • Objectives
    If you enjoy reading and are interested in exploring the great variety of literature written in English, this course is ideal. It will introduce you to a wide range of literature from Chaucer to current authors, examining the relationship of literature with culture, politics and individual identity.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * a degree (level 6) in an Early Years subject or a degree (level 6) in any subject plus a level 3 qualification in an Early Years subject * a GCSE grade C in English and Maths * a current Criminal Records Bureau clearance * recent and considerable experience across whole 0-5 years age range
  • Academic Title
    BA English Literature
  • Course description
    BA English Literature


    Year 1

    -Aspects of English I
    -Aspects of English II
    -Drama and Poetry in Context
    -English in Action
    -Foundations of Poetry and Drama
    -Reading Fiction
    -Reading for Writers
    -The Hollywood Cinema: 1927 to 1997

    Year 2

    -18th Century Literature
    -American Poetry Before 1930
    -Chaucer to Shakespeare
    -Critical Introduction to English Literature 1580-1920
    -Fiction & Social Change in the Mid-20th Century
    -Independent Research Skills
    -Renaissance Drama
    -Romantic Vision
    -The 19th Century English Novel

    Year 3

    -Children's Literature
    -Contemporary British Fiction
    -Critical Introduction to World Writing in English
    -Gothic Fiction
    -History of Critical Issues
    -Innovations in 20th Century Drama
    -Literary London
    -Modernism: Experiments in Writing
    -Renaissance Poetry and Prose
    -Special Study: 'New' Journalism and the 'New New' Journalism
    -Special Study: After Aphra: Women Writers and Early Eighteenth-Century Literary Cult
    -Special Study: Iris Murdoch
    -Special Study: The Literary and Cinematic Fairy Tale
    -Special Study: The Short Story
    -Victorian Popular Literature: Sex, Secrets and Sensation
    -Voices in 20th Century Poetry

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