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BA (Hons) English

Explore the great works of culture – in literature, film, and across the breadth of artistic expression – through texts from the Renaissance to the present day, and from the West Indies to the West Midlands.

On a course that achieved 100% overall satisfaction rating in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 - National Student Surveys.



You will study great canonical writers and uncover the literary forms we associate with them (like Shakespearean drama, Milton’s epic, the ‘major’ Romantic poets and great Victorian novelists). You will learn of the challenges to this tradition offered by the Modernists, contemporary counter-culture, and from voices marginalised by class, gender, sexuality and race, and international authors/film-makers/songwriters offering perspectives from outside Britain.

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