Italian and English and America Literature enables you to learn the language and culture of France, alongside gaining culture insights from a broad range of writing, a combination that gives you a cultural understanding that crosses national boundaries. Italy is as a cornerstone in culture, art and history across Europe, you cannot help but be inspired to learn the language. By learning Italian, you give yourself a tool to explore this cultural richness and to open your eyes to its Roman heritage, the Renaissance, modern architecture, fashion and literature. It is spoken not only in its home country, but also by over 15 million people in Switzerland, North America and Australia. 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.