These modules provide you with a basic grounding in key texts, major historical moments, and important critical terms that will be applicable across the rest of your Degree.
Modules include: Introduction to Literary Studies I (20 credits) In this module you will have the chance to build your confidence in working with literature at degree level.
You will engage with a range of texts written prior to the nineteenth century that includes prose, drama, poetry, speeches, letters and articles.
Together, we will start to think about some of the ways that literature and history can be brought together and why the study of English Literature remains a popular and important discipline.
Take a look around a museum, or recall your favorite pieces in a museum.Imagine what the past lives of these artifacts look like.Alternatively, you may imagine what the everyday objects in our lives might look like in a museum and what stories future generations will tell about them.You’ll have the opportunity to study brilliant writing from the past, as well as learning from contemporary creative practitioners.Our course is led by a team of exciting, award-winning writers, and we also have a lively programme of visiting writers and guest speakers.Creative Writing & English Literature work in dialogue with one another; creative writing’s practice-based focus complements and supports English Literature’s critical and analytical approach and vice-versa.Good writing comes from attentive and sophisticated reading, and writers develop these skills in their English Literature modules whilst Creative writing is beneficial as a mode of engagement and inquiry in relation to literary texts.You will be taught by our team of award-winning, published writers and academics, and you’ll have the opportunity to attend workshops and readings from a range of internationally-acclaimed visiting writers.You’ll learn to read and analyse texts in order to help you develop your own work, and you’ll also have the chance to get involved in events, performances and publications.English Literature is a rich and vibrant area of study.At YSJU, we are a dynamic, engaged, and research-active team who are committed to providing our students with a cutting-edge education.