“What excited me about studying English Literature was the opportunity to explore so many areas - history, philosophy, psychology, religion, gender and much more! I loved that writers respond to their specific historical, cultural and personal contexts, whilst also addressing themes which remain important and interesting to us.”
- Jaycie Carter, English Language and Literature
If you want to find out more about the potential dangers of love, Jaycie recommends…
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
This novel tells the story of a young woman haunted by the memory of her husband’s first, dead, wife, exploring themes of marriage, jealousy, memory and gender roles along the way.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
This book turned some heads when it was published in 1899. It explores a married woman’s desire for greater personal freedom and a more fulfilling life, a topic seen as outrageous at the time.
Daughters of Decadence, edited by Elaine Showalter
A collection of daring, original and meaningful stories by celebrated female writers of the late 19th Century.
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Archaeology and Anthropology
Study humankind from the origins of the human species to the present day. Find out more on their course page.
History and Politics
Analyse present day political problems from a historical viewpoint, and study the past with knowledge taken from modern political study. Find out more on their course page.
Study the biological, social and cultural aspects of human life to gain a greater understanding of important issues that modern societies face. Find out more on their course page.
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