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.
This programme examines the historical development of regional and national identities. We will consider how historical events have been shaped by the ways we have thought about ourselves as members of communities, including political, ethnic, religious, gendered, and class communities. Not only will we explore British and European contexts, but we will do this by studying Edinburgh’s specific history, documentary sources, places and buildings. The workshops will be held in Edinburgh’s world-class libraries, galleries and museums, allowing us to study rare historical materials in innovative ways.
22 June 2020 - 27 June 2020
A-Level: English Literature or combined English
IB: HL English