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English Literature

Great writers deserve great readers. Spend time with important works from centuries ago to the modern day, refining how you approach, analyse and argue about literature.
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Learning

Outline

From the romantic poets of yesteryear to contemporary writers of today, every piece of literature, prose and poetry had a symbolic meaning and a message to be interpreted. Learn how to demystify them on our fascinating English Literature course. We’ll explore the works of writers such as William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf and Ali Smith for a diverse range of styles and contexts. We’ll help you to build your creative expertise and enjoy every word along the way.

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

Immerse yourself in a diverse community of international students by joining the Oxford summer school with Oxford Summer Courses. Attend practical lessons, embark on fantastic field trips, and enjoy a busy academic and social calendar. Explore local attractions such as museums on guided tours and the iconic Radcliffe Camera, unwind with tranquil afternoons punting on the River Cherwell, and engage in student traditions such as debating. Discover our available summer courses in Oxford today and get ready for an authentic Oxford experience.

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Typical outings

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British Museum

The British Museum, located in the heart of London, is one of the world's most renowned museums, housing a vast and diverse collection of over 8 million historical artefacts from all corners of the globe. Founded in 1753, the museum covers over 2 million years of human history, from ancient civilisations to modern times.

Warwick Castle

Visiting Warwick Castle is an opportunity to explore the rich history of this magnificent medieval fortress. It dates back to the 11th century and has played a significant role in English history. Students can explore the castle's impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, as well as witness jousting tournaments, falconry displays, and other live shows.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle and fortress that has served as a royal palace, prison, and even a zoo over the centuries. Visitors can explore its impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, including the iconic White Tower, the Crown Jewels, and the medieval palace. They can also learn about the infamous prisoners who were held in the tower over the centuries, including Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes.

Westminster, London

Visiting Westminster in London is a must-see for anyone interested in the city's rich history and iconic landmarks. This historic district is located in the heart of London and boasts several of the city's most famous attractions, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.

Bath

Visiting Bath is a must-see attraction, as it is home to some of the best-preserved Roman architecture in the world and the ancient Roman Baths. Visitors can also explore Georgian architecture, such as the Royal Crescent and the Jane Austen Centre, which celebrates the life of the famous author.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is an impressive example of baroque architecture in Britain, home to Sir Winston Churchill. Visitors can explore the state rooms, stroll through the gardens, and try their hand at the challenging maze. It also houses a butterfly house, model village, and miniature train, providing entertainment for all ages.

Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious museums, founded in 1683. Its collection of over 1 million objects spans from ancient Egypt to contemporary art, including archaeological treasures, fine art, and rare manuscripts, making it a must-see destination for art, history, and culture enthusiasts.

Oxford

Oxford is a world-renowned university city with stunning architecture, idyllic cobblestone streets, and rich history. It is home to some of the most iconic university buildings in the world, such as the Bodleian Library and Christ Church College, which inspired the Hogwarts dining hall in the Harry Potter movies. Visiting Oxford is like taking a step back in time and discovering the quintessential beauty of England.

Portsmouth

Visiting Portsmouth offers an opportunity to explore the rich maritime history of the UK. The city has played a significant role in the country's naval history, and students can learn about this at the historic dockyard, which is home to several iconic ships. They can also explore the Mary Rose Museum, which houses the remains of Henry VIII's flagship, and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Bristol

Discover the wonders of Bristol, one of the UK's coolest cities, as you explore its many attractions. Step aboard Brunel's engineering marvel, the SS Great Britain, and delve into its fascinating history. Get hands-on with science at We The Curious, gaze in wonder at the Planetarium, and uncover even more of Bristol's secrets as you explore this vibrant and eclectic city.

Reviews

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Audrey, Australia

"Choosing to take part in this exciting, fun-filled trip has been one of the best decisions I have ever made."

Chloe, USA

"The material was fascinating, and the process taught me how to prioritise work; whereas at school I have about two weeks to write each essay, here it’s just two days."

Liberty, United Kingdom

"As I was studying English literature this was especially exciting to me, learning about authors that studied here was an experience I have never had before."

Stay in Oxford

Staying in Oxford as an Oxford Summer Courses student is an unforgettable experience. This renowned academic city is steeped in history and culture, with stunning architecture and landmarks at every turn. But it's not just about academics - Oxford is also a vibrant and welcoming community, with a lively student culture and bustling arts and entertainment scene. Whether you're exploring the city's rich heritage, discovering new cuisines and experiences, or enjoying the company of students from around the world, Oxford is sure to captivate and inspire you. From the iconic spires of the University of Oxford to the charmingly narrow streets of Jericho, Oxford has something for everyone. As a student, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse and exciting culture of one of the world's most historic and intellectually stimulating cities.

When you apply to study at our Oxford Summer School with Oxford Summer Courses, you can choose to stay in either a standard room (with a shared bathroom) or an en-suite room (with a private bathroom), subject to availability. Our team will allocate you to a specific Oxford college for your stay where our Oxford Summer Schools are hosted. All our accommodations are conveniently located within easy reach of Oxford's historic landmarks, tourist attractions, and shopping facilities.

When you stay with Oxford Summer Courses, you will eat at your allocated Oxford College. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to dine at local Oxford restaurants. On Fridays, dress up and enjoy a three-course formal dinner at your Oxford college with fellow students to celebrate your achievements. This unforgettable experience will undoubtedly be a memorable highlight of your time at Oxford Summer Courses.

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Tutor

Dr Amanda H

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.

Dates & Prices

25 Jun 2023 - 8 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£5895

25 Jun 2023 - 8 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

full

£6895

2 Jul 2023 - 15 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£5895

2 Jul 2023 - 15 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

full

£6895

9 Jul 2023 - 22 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£5895

9 Jul 2023 - 22 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

full

£6895

16 Jul 2023 - 29 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£5895

16 Jul 2023 - 29 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

full

£6895

23 Jul 2023 - 5 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

23 Jul 2023 - 5 Aug 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£6895

30 Jul 2023 - 12 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£5895

30 Jul 2023 - 12 Aug 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

full

£6895

6 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£5895

6 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

full

£6895

13 Aug 2023 - 26 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

13 Aug 2023 - 26 Aug 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£6895

23 Jun 2024 - 6 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

21 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

28 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

4 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

11 Aug 2024 - 24 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

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