In Year 1, you develop skills in the analysis of literature and explore the most significant approaches to the study of the discipline. You select two modules that deal with American material and also place written texts in relation to wider aspects of American society and culture. There are options to study modules in Creative Writing or modules that focus on the historical development and current usage of the English language. Year 2 builds on key issues and debates within the study of literature by offering broad-based modules encompassing the literary traditions of Britain and the USA. In Year 3, modules follow a particular theme regarding Britain and the USA, while others are more focused on one or the other. Modules tend to be closely related to the research interests of teaching staff and engage with cutting-edge developments in the discipline.