University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

English and American Literature

The writers of Britain and America are deeply connected. Often they employ the same language, address the same readers, and share the same cultural reference points. But at the same time, the two traditions differ sharply in their typical values and tones of voice. This programme allows you to experience these continuities and distinctions. In your study of English literature, you have the chance to discover a wealth of writers from Chaucer to the present day – from medieval romance via Shakespeare, Milton, Austen, the Brontës, and James Joyce, to novelists and poets who are still writing now. You'll explore diverse traditions from across the globe and tackle a heady mix of genres, which currently range from epic to children's literature, crime writing to satire, tragedy to biography. You might find yourself honing the perfect essay, experimenting with new forms of critical writing in one of our creative-critical modules, or gaining experience of careers like journalism or publishing which draw on your literary training. You'll also be studying the landmarks of American literature, exploring how Americans formed their sense of identity through their literary traditions from the 19th century to the present. After this firm grounding, you'll launch yourself into more specialist areas of study, like contemporary American fiction, journalism or comics. You'll have the chance to immerse yourself in both the big canonical American classics and in areas that are unique, contemporary, interdisciplinary, or cutting-edge. **Course Structure** **Year 1** In your first year you’ll gain a clear sense of both English and American literary traditions. In Literature in History modules you’ll explore the centuries-long tradition of inventive writing in Britain, from Chaucer to the present. In the American Literature modules you’ll discover major authors and themes in literature from the United States. And in the Reading Texts modules you’ll work on the intensive development of your reading skills, in a small, tutor-led discussion group. **Year 2** After your first year, nothing is compulsory. You’ll choose from groups of options, including modules on all periods of English literature from the medieval to the contemporary. You could study American literature on topics such as contemporary American fiction and multi-ethnic American literatures. Or perhaps you’ll choose specialist options such as creative writing, publishing, journalism, European literature, environmental writing, American music, film and many more. **Year 3** In your third you’ll choose from a huge array of specialist options. You may study Native American or Latin American fiction, focus on a particular genre of writing, such as lyric, satire, science fiction, or you could focus on a singular topic such as the American Gothic, climate-change fiction, madness and medicine, American autobiography, T.S. Eliot, the Beats and contemporary poetry. You can also opt to write a dissertation, benefiting from one-to-one expert supervision, and – if you wish – bringing together English and American literature in a comparative study. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300