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English Literature

Learn a new appreciation for literature by analysing a selection of key works and exploring the social and cultural context in which they were formed.
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Learning

Outline

Shakespeare himself said that winter was the time of discontent (and who are we to argue with him?), so surely summer is the time for total contentment? Contend with the finest works of English Literature from centuries ago to the modern-day on our fascinating and influential course and explore love, tragedy and the human condition all summer long.

Teaching methodology

Learn the Oxford way with tutorial-style teaching. Your expert tutor will foster self-directed learning and critical thinking through interactive seminars in small groups (no bigger than 8). During your course, you will complete two pieces of independent work (essays or problem sheets), which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor and learn new perspectives from your classmates. On completion of the course, you'll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.

The experience

It’s all about balance. Study with us at Cambridge and we’ll help you embrace everything the city has to offer – from socialising with new friends with shared interests to field trips and excursions for practical lessons you just can’t learn from a textbook. We understand students. We make sure you’re stimulated with a social calendar that packs it all in, from traditional guided tours of the University museums to a tranquil afternoon punting on the River Cam.

And of course, you’ll experience the true Cambridge way of life from weekly formal dinners to competitive debating and croquet. Remember to save some energy for dancing the night away at a disco!

Typical outings

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Westminster, London

The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.

British Museum

Discover amazing treasures and experience the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery and St James' Park.

Canterbury

Enjoy the fun of the classic Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as we take you back in history to discover English life in the 14th Century. Explore the famous Cathedral and even have a go at dressing in clothes of the time.

Greenwich

Explore the history of space, time and navigation at the Royal Observatory, step aboard the historic Cutty Sark, and uncover gripping stories about how today’s world was shaped at the National Maritime Museum.

Warwick Castle

Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.

Tower of London

The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.

Portsmouth

It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.

Stay in Cambridge

Home to Cambridge University since 1209, this city is famous for its cyclists, its museums, and of course, the 107 Nobel Laureates. But have you heard of the Mathematical Bridge (c.1749)- the first bridge built using mathematical principles? Or did you know that the first official game of football with rules similar to those we use now was played in 1848 in the middle of the city? Cambridge has so much to offer, from a vibrant history to cobbled streets and cozy cafes. It’s the perfect place to study, and spend a summer exploring.

You will be staying in single or twin room college accommodation, occupied by students during term time, located within a mile of the centre. Your accommodation will be ideally located to explore all the best areas of the city, from its oldest colleges to its lovely cafes. Ensuite rooms may be available at some locations.

You will get a chance to eat in a variety of restaurants in Cambridge, tasting food from all over the world. On top of that, you’ll be treated to a delicious formal dinner in your college - a three-course meal where everyone gets a chance to dress up!

Tutors

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Dr Amanda Holton

DPhil Chaucer's Poetics, University of Oxford - Amanda specialises in Medieval English literature and the English language. Her first book was on Chaucer's poetics; she edited Tottel's Miscellany, and worked on a book and database on rhyme in medieval and sixteenth century love lyric. She's currently working on a new book about anthologies of ‘English verse’ and the fantasies of England they project. It picks up on her longstanding interests in poetry anthologies and the agendas which drive the critical framing of texts and uses them to explore an area which is particularly topical given the ongoing debates around Brexit and the drive for Scottish independence.

Fiona Macdonald

DPhil ‘Henry James and the Nineteenth-Century Stage’, University of Oxford - Following her DPhil on Henry James, Fiona has taught English Literature for many years across the secondary, further and higher education sectors. She continues to seek space for her own academic writing alongside her teaching responsibilities and is currently interested in exploring spiritual journeys in the work of Charlotte Bronte.

Hannah Greenstreet

DPhil English, University of Oxford - Hannah is a doctoral researcher, focussing on realism and feminism in contemporary theatre. Prior to this, she studied at Harvard University for a year as Joseph Hodges Choate Memorial Fellow, where she took classes in playwriting and dramaturgy at the American Repertory Theater. She has taught courses on feminist theatre and creative writing and is an experienced tutor of English. Hannah was a winner of the Theatre and Performance Research Association postgraduate essay prize in 2016 and her work has been published in Studies in Theatre and Performance and Platform Journal of Theatre Arts. As well as writing her own plays, which have been performed in Oxford, Edinburgh and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Hannah reviews theatre for Exeunt Magazine.

Dr Michael Molan

DPhil English Literature, University of Oxford - Michael has taught English literature from the early modern to the contemporary at the University of Oxford and the University of East Anglia. His main research interests include the history and legacy of modernism, the study of literary influence, and the correspondence networks of twentieth-century writers. Michael's doctoral research concerned the influence of the seventeenth-century poet John Milton on twentieth-century writers, and he is currently turning this dissertation into a book. He is also in the early stages of a project about the representation of the Ottoman Empire in modernist writing.

Dates & Prices

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£5895

9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£5895

16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£5895

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£5895

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