BA Classical Studies and English Literature QQ38

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£ 9,250 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Reading

Description

Full Time: 3 Years
Explore the extraordinary legacy of the classical world and its enduring influence on modern literature and culture. Study texts written in every era, from ancient Greece to the Renaissance, and contemporary writing from America, the Caribbean and across the globe.
In Classical Studies, you will learn about the literature, history and culture of ancient civilisations. Through the study of translated texts you can explore genres and themes like poetry, tragedy and love in classical literature, and their influence on the modern world. You can also enhance your knowledge of the ancient world through Latin and Greek language modules or gain an understanding of the period through different media, for example through drama and films from Ben-Hur to Gladiator.
In your English Literature modules, you will read more of authors and genres that you already know (from tragedy to Gothic, from Shakespeare and Dickens to Plath and Beckett). But you will also encounter aspects of literary studies that you may not know so well, from children’s literature to publishing studies and the history of the book. Our academics have published research on everything from medieval poetry to contemporary Caribbean and American fiction.
As you progress through your degree, your module choices become more diverse and specialised: you can do archive work on "Studying manuscripts", or look at the politics of literature in "Writing global justice". Everyone in the English Department, from new lecturers to professors, teaches at every level of the degree: this gives you the benefit of our expertise and makes you part of the conversation about our research and its impact outside the classroom. We place a strong emphasis on small-group learning within a friendly and supportive environment. In your first and second years, you will have a mix of lectures (which can be quite large) and seminars (which will never have more than 16 people).
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Reading (Berkshire)
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Whiteknights, RG6 6AH

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Subjects

  • English
  • Greek
  • Writing
  • Poetry
  • Latin
  • Drama
  • Shakespeare
  • Politics
  • Global
  • Media

Course programme

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
Year 1 Core modules include:
  • Texts, Readers, and Writers
  • Ancient Song
  • Genre and Context
  • Poetry in English
  • Research and Criticism
Optional modules include:
  • Latin at an appropriate level, from beginner to expert
  • Ancient Greek at an appropriate level, from beginner to expert
  • Greek History: war, society, and change in the Archaic Age
  • Roman History: the rise and fall of the Republic
  • One or more modules from another department

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2 Core modules include:
  • Prospects for Classicists and Ancient Historians
Optional modules include:
  • Latin at an appropriate level, from beginner to expert
  • Ancient Greek at an appropriate level, from beginner to expert
  • Ancient Epic
  • Ancient Drama

  • Greek History: Archaic Age to Alexander
  • Roman History: From Republic to Empire
  • Voices from the Roman Army
  • Ancient Sport
  • Modern Greek Literature Stories
  • Ancient World on Film
  • Greek Comedy
  • Roman Satire
  • Egypt and the Greco-Roman World
  • Classical Mythology in the Renaissance
  • Work placement for Classicists and Ancient Historians
  • Curatorship and Collections Management
  • Museum History, Policy and Ethics
  • Practice of Entrepreneurship
  • Chaucer and Medieval Narrative
  • Early Modern Theatre Practice
  • Restoration to Revolution: 1660-1789
  • Lyric Voices 1340-1650
  • Renaissance Texts and Cultures
  • Introduction to Old English Literature
  • The Romantic Period
  • Victorian Literature
  • Modernism
  • Writing America
  • Critical Issues
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Writing and Revising
  • Shakespeare
  • Communications at Work
  • Writing, Gender, Identity
  • Writing, Genre and the Market
  • The Business of Books
  • Literature, Language and Heritage
  • Literature, Language and Education
  • Literature, Language and Media

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3 Core modules include:
  • Dissertation (in either Classical Studies or in English Literature)
Optional modules include:
  • Latin at an appropriate level, from beginner to expert
  • Ancient Greek at an appropriate level, from beginner to expert
  • Ancient Egyptian Language and Hieroglyphs
  • Digital Silchester
  • Transformations of Helen
  • Carthage:The Rise and Fall
  • Alexander to Cleopatra: History and Culture of the Hellenistic World (c. 330-30 BC)
  • Ancient Biography
  • Xenophon's Anabasis
  • Anatolia and the Aegean in the Late Bronze Age. The Context for the Trojan War
  • British School at Rome Undergraduate Summer School
  • Archaeology and Topography of Ancient Greece
  • Greek Art and Drama
  • Athenian Political Thought
  • Hitchcock
  • Black British Fiction
  • Contemporary American Fiction
  • Dickens
  • Fiction and Ethnicity in Post-War Britain and America
  • Editing the Renaissance
  • John Milton: Poet of the English Republic
  • Modern American Drama
  • Modern and Contemporary British Poetry
  • Modernism and Politics
  • Modern Scottish Fiction: From Jean Brodie to Trainspotting
  • Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
  • Packaging Literature
  • Psychoanalysis and Text
  • The Writer's Workshop: Studying Manuscripts
  • From Troy to Camelot: Medieval Romance
  • Utopia: The Ideal Society in English and American Literature
  • Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury
  • Writing Global Justice
  • Writing Women: Nineteenth Century Poetry
  • American Graphic Novels
  • The African-American Short Story
  • Children's Literature
  • Class Matters
  • Decadence and Degeneration: Literature of the 1890s
  • The Digital Text: Literature and the New Technologies
  • The Eighteenth-Century Novel: Sex and Sensibility
  • City of Death and Desire: Henry James and Venice
  • Holocaust Testimony: Memory, Trauma and Representation
  • Irish Poetry after Yeats
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Medieval Dream Narratives
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Shakespeare and Gender
  • Victorian Literature and the History of Medicine
  • One or more modules from another department

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

BA Classical Studies and English Literature QQ38

£ 9,250 + VAT