University of Edinburgh
These sessions will help you think about what defines each of the three main kinds of literature: poetry, drama and prose. Through lectures and tutorial-style discussions, led by academic staff and tutors, you will get a sense of what studying English Literature might be like at university level. We aim to introduce you to new strategies of thinking about literature, and new issues and questions which invite you to engage with texts more critically. Over the course of the week, you will also produce a group poster on a topic which has most interested you.
Why do European languages matter? Well, because they’re not just spoken by Europeans, but by people around the globe! Join our programme and you’ll find that studying a language isn´t simply about learning grammar and vocabulary, but a gateway to exploring the world and understanding different cultures through literature, film and more. Delivered in English, the lectures will be followed by an interactive taster session helping you try out a brand new language in a fun and relaxed way. You do not need any language experience to participate. For the group project, you’ll research a cultural topic, including tasting some foreign specialities. We look forward to meeting you.
22 June 2020 - 27 June 2020
A-Level: English Literature or combined English
IB: HL English
(No language experience necessary)