301–350 th
World University Rankings 2021
93 rd
Young University Rankings 2015
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, United Kingdom

World Literature - University of Kent

World Literature takes the same approaches to compare and contrast international texts and cultures, but broadens the scope to include non-Western literary sources, such as Asian, African, Arabic and Latin American texts. The programme includes a wide range of modules on which you can study literature from Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Ancient and Imperial China, as well as works from English and American, Arabic, African, Asian, Latin American, and European literary traditions. You develop an understanding of historical and cross-cultural literary traditions and the ways in which they interact, while broadening your critical knowledge of literature and your appreciation of questions of translation and transmission. You also have the opportunity to explore concepts such as ‘genre’, ‘theme’, ‘fictionality’, ‘literariness’, ‘canon’, ‘reception’, and ‘literary movement’. As a result of encountering writers and texts from all over the world, you gain a truly global perspective.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,CanterburyUnited Kingdom