Hispanic Studies and English and America Literature enables you to learn the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, alongside gaining culture insights from broad range of writing, a combination that gives you a cultural understanding that crosses national boundaries. Outside Spain, Spanish is the official language of all countries in South and Central America except Brazil, and is widely spoken in many parts of North America. The programme gives you the opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of Spain and Spanish America while developing your language skills. English at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory.