Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more details.) The Cambridge English course is unique for combining full historical coverage with the chance to specialise and develop your own interests.In the first two years of your degree, you cover the full historical sweep of literature written in the English language from the medieval period to the present day.
Manifold approaches flourish here – for example, in poetic and aesthetic theory, in postcolonial writing in English, in Renaissance texts as ‘material’ objects, in film and its links to literature - and we do not encourage any single method.
Instead, we hope to instil in you the confidence to undertake self-directed study and develop unique and original approaches of your own.
It is a prerequisite for being able to take part in discussions, analyze and provide criticism during lecturers and seminars.
Intensive rhythm of studying touches not only your work in classes, but also a big amount of individual work and writing assignments that are a compulsory part of getting the degree.
The aim of English literature course is not just read books, but also to analyze them, to create new theories and criticize old ones, take a critical look at the style of writing and symbols, and the last but the most important thing – to think creatively.
Focusing on English literature students are allowed to explore it as a system in different historical periods of development.You may find that the writing and documentation seem polished.Because the sample papers serve as models, we aimed to make them free of errors in grammar and documentation.You will be encouraged to define your own questions, and to go about answering them using the analytical and intellectual resources you have developed.‘Part I’ of the course occupies the first two years and introduces you to a broad range of literature written in the English language from 1300 to the present.Reading these papers will help you learn about organizing an argument and working with sources.The papers also demonstrate the use of MLA style to document sources and the formatting of the margins, line spacing, and other physical attributes of a printed paper.This is divided into four periods and you study Shakespeare as a fifth topic.This structure ensures that you try many things - from medieval dream poems to Victorian melodrama to postmodern fantasy, say - but still get to know the major authors.There are few set texts, so you can focus on topics of particular interest within each period under the guidance of our distinctive teaching system.Uniquely, we do not have a syllabus: instead, students work with their supervisors to devise a programme of study for themselves.