Jessie Fok: English Literature

Jessie Fok: English Literature

When I was 15 years old in Hong Kong I happened to be reading Romeo and Juliet on my own just. He says: ‘Her eye in heaven would through the airy region stream so bright That birds would sing and think it were not night’. That was the time that I realised that the English language […]

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Department of English and Related Literature

Department of English and Related Literature

– When I open a book I see a problem that needs solving – I’m looking for a new story – I’m transported to another world – When I open a book I’m looking for a fresh perspective English as a course here is possibly one of the most social and friendly ones That I’ve […]

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English Literature and Creative Writing – Sarah Ismail

English Literature and Creative Writing – Sarah Ismail

I was always a very keen reader from quite a young age. English was always my best subject in school. When I first started university I just wanted to kind of, qualify and have my degree. The thing that really turned it around was the fact that my tutors were so willing to help. They […]

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Hear from our English Literature graduates

Hear from our English Literature graduates

It feels a bit odd graduating finally. I’m absolutely ecstatic. It’s lovely to be here. A brilliant day seeing friends and family. It’s nice to be back to see everyone, just a really good atmosphere, everyone’s really happy. Highlights. It could be the experience I’ve had or it could be how I feel that I’ve […]

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Study English Literature at PhD level

Study English Literature at PhD level

The research environment at the University is actually amazing for my project so we’ve got a lot of English doctors and professors who are at the cutting edge of their field. There’s a real emphasis on collaboration and working outside of your field and breaking down the boundaries between disciplines. So this is something that […]

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Virginia Woolf and Feminist Aesthetics – English Literature undergraduate taster lecture

Virginia Woolf and Feminist Aesthetics – English Literature undergraduate taster lecture

For this taster lecture I’m going to give you a preview of a lecture that I give in the first year, on the Prose module, on Virginia Woolf’s long feminist essay A Room of One’s Own. [also the frame text for second year optional module on the history of women’s writing – Shakespeare’s Sisters] Woolf […]

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Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Literature – Mocks Marking Training Introduction

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Literature – Mocks Marking Training Introduction

Welcome to GCSE (9-1) English Literature. Thank you for logging-in to this podcast. This podcast will provide you with more information about marking your students’ mock exams and give you a taster of the training we are offering. We are offering two half-day training courses. One for English Literature and one for English Language. This […]

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Switching to Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Literature

Switching to Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Literature

[Switching to Pearson – GCSE (9-1) English Literature] [Lisa Martin] I’m Lisa Martin. I’m the Head of English at Caulfield School in Wellington. I’ve been here four years now and I’ve been teaching for just over 10 years. [What was your reason for looking to move exam board?] We found that our children just weren’t […]

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Graduate Studies in English Language and Literature

Graduate Studies in English Language and Literature

[ Music ]>>The collegiality and the professionalism of this department, their push towards making you a hirable teacher on the way out of school was something that was very attractive to me.>>I felt that they had an exceptional English faculty, and that they had professors that had specializations in the fields that I was interested […]

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Themes in Literature

Themes in Literature

Have you ever put down a book and wondered, what in the world did that mean? Chances are, the author didn’t have a clearly defined theme worked out, or didn’t execute it well. A literary theme is the unifying or dominant idea in a work of fiction. This is not to be confused with the […]

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