What is English Literature? What makes some texts ‘literature’ and other texts not? Whose voices are heard and whose are silenced? How has literature in English developed over time? What do we mean when we talk about narrative?
This course opens up some key debates about what literature is, how our definition of literature has changed, and how we define narrative. We follow the first-year undergraduate Narrative Texts course by looking at several key ‘canonical’ texts among others, using these to develop an understanding of the role they play in how English Literature is studied and theorised. Seminar sessions will leave space to question why some works have entered the ‘canon’ and others have not. This interdisciplinary course introduces an array of texts from a diverse set of perspectives and historical periods and allows for a variety of methods and approaches to different media. In addition to novels, plays and poetry, the course encourages students to explore and compare film, visual art and other media, to enhance the week’s lectures and seminars
26 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
20 PROGRAMME PLACES
Subjects: English Literature (or combined Literature and Language) required.
GCSEs: English Language at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers
A,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher). English Literature required at Advanced Higher.
Points 38 Subjects A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including English A1 at grade 6, with no score below 5.
Contextual offer (Access UCL)
A Levels: ABB (English Literature (or combined Language and Literature) at grade A required.)IB Points: 34.
IB Subjects: A total of 16 points in three higher level subjects including English A1 at grade 6, with no score below 5.
Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers: Please contact [email protected] to check the entry requirements
Access UCL Eligibility checker: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/application/entry-requirements/access-ucl-contextual-offers/access-ucl-scheme