Lectures and seminars are lively and offer plenty of opportunities for involvement and debate. Throughout your study you can experiment with new ideas and new perspectives, both critically and creatively.
English at Bath Spa is a dynamic subject offering a broad and stimulating approach to literary studies.
Typical offer range for UK / EU applicants
280–320 UCAS Tariff points including A-level English Literature at grade B minimum.
All students take Critical Reading I in the first year. This core module introduces a variety of texts and critical debates, and provides a foundation for English Literature in Years 2 and 3. All other first-year modules are optional.
Critical Reading I (core); EN4001 Critical Reading 1 Order Form 2015-2016 (1).xlsx
Writing and the Self;
Writing, Gender and Politics, 1500-1750; EN4002 Writing, Gender and Politics Order Form 2015.xlsx
Scandal and Sobriety: Enlightenment to Victorianism, 1750-1890; EN4003 Scandal and Sobriety Order Form 2015.xlsx
From Decadence to the Naughties, 1890-2009; EN4004 From Decadence to the Naughties Order Form 2015 (1).xlsx
Print, Book, and Candle: the production, form and reception of literary texts.
Current Year 2 modules:
Critical Reading II (core);
Theatre, Sex and Power in Early Modern England;
Nineteenth-Century European Literature;
Gothic Origins and Innovations, 1780-1890;
Three Women Writers;
Gender & Eighteenth-Century Literature;
Canadian Literature and Culture;
Practical Criticism and Close Reading;
Writing America: Identity, Ethnicity, Nationhood;
Twentieth-Century Irish Writing;
Renaissance Worlds: sixteenth and seventeenth-century poetry;
Adventures in Periodical Culture: beyond the book, 1700-1960.
Current Year 3 modules:
Research Project (compulsory for Single and Major Hons. English);
Aspects of Modernism;
Writing and the Environmental Crisis;
Twentieth-Century European Literature;
Bronte and Dickens;
Authors, Books and Readers in Early Modern England;
In Search of America;
Publishing: the Literary Journal;
Empire and Identity in the 18th Century;
Caribbean Writings, 1950 - the present;
Women´s Writing 1960-2000;
Irish Women´s Writing;
European Drama from Ibsen to Ionesco;
Gender, Race & Nation in Early Modern Britain;
Literature & Evil;
Love & Desire in Contemporary Culture;
Meanings of Friendship in Literature and Philosophy;
Literary Women, Work and Art: Romantic to Modern;
Contemporary Crime Fiction;
Digital Literary Studies;
Literature and Psychology.
Our students go on to higher degrees, to teaching, journalism and PR/marketing, librarianship, and to other careers where excellent communication skills and analytical abilities are valued, such as arts management and the civil service.
Through Artswork, our Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, you’ll have access to cutting-edge resources in the areas of publishing and broadcast media to prepare you for careers or for self-employment in the media and creative industries. We have a wealth of contacts in the media and creative industries and our students are well-placed to gain internships and placements.
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