Join us to share your enthusiasm for English and History. This new course includes the study of traditional literature by figures such as Shakespeare and Dickens alongside options in American literature and culture, gothic, graphic novels, theatre, film, children’s literature and the fairy tale. You’ll approach history from many different directions, from cultural history, social and gender history to international history and politics. You’ll learn about the relationship between literature and culture, and explore a variety of eras from the early modern to the contemporary. You’ll also learn to communicate with clarity and precision, acquire expertise in literary and historical analysis and develop important research and presentation skills. Members of our team work with the media, including the BBC, both television and radio, as well as PBS America and have acted as consultants with a range of businesses, such as Lancaster Theatre Productions and The Lancaster Literature Festival. We are also involved with events at the Whitworth Gallery, The Harris Museum and Library and International Slavery Museum, Liverpool and Lancashire Archives. Our team consists of major researchers and we have recently launched an internationally recognised centre, the Institute for Black Atlantic Research. The team invites distinguished writers and guest speakers such as author and playwright Caryl Phillips, Jackie Kay and Jacqueline Wilson. We visit Stratford every year, to watch a performance of a Shakespeare play. You can participate in our ‘literary tours’ project, an exploration of major literary centres (including Paris and Venice) and the relationship between literature and place. You’ll have access to our International Travel Bursary Scheme, which enables you to spend some time overseas on a project related to your studies. If you wish to study abroad as part of your course, UCLan offers a scheme for a semester/year abroad as we have exchange agreements with overseas universities.