401–500 th
World University Rankings 2021
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, United Kingdom

English and American Literature - Goldsmiths, University of London

Examine the formation of the American literary aesthetic, and the critical concepts and ideologies that shape the American nation, through the study of a varied range of literary and critical works from both sides of the Atlantic. **Why study BA English & American Literature at Goldsmiths?** - Gain an understanding of the similarities and differences between English and American literature by immersing yourself in the history and culture of the two countries. - You won’t just look at the classics. Although you’ll be reading texts by American heavyweights from the established literary canon, you’ll also be looking at literature that showcases a different experience of America. This includes Native American and African American fiction, and the beat poets. - You'll have access to probably the best collection of American materials in the country, at Senate House Library. - London is full of literary inspiration, from theatres and libraries to coffee shops where you can curl up with a book. Read our guide to literary London.