Department of English and Modern Languages

  • English Literature (BA or BSc)


    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving English Literature students in Induction Week (17-21 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Event

    Time

    Location

    Monday 17 September

    Welcome and Induction (single honours students) Start at 09:00
    Finish at 11:00
    Kennedy Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Welcome and Induction (combined honours students) Start at 11:00
    Finish at 13:00
    Kennedy Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    English Literature Enrolment (for both single and combined honours students) Start at 13:15
    Finish at 14:00
    Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Wednesday 19 September

    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00 to 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 20 September

    Subject Meeting 1 Start at 10:00
    Finish at 11:00
    JHB 408 (Snow Room), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    All single honours students must attend this meeting.
    Combined honours students can choose to attend this meeting or the 11am meeting (see below).
    Subject Meeting 2 Start at 11:00
    Finish at 12:00
    JHB 408 (Snow Room), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Combined honours students should attend meetings for both of their subjects but can choose which meeting to attend first.
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from
    14:00 to 16:00
    Check on your PIP page when you print your timetable for their name and room number.
    PIP Helpdesk (First Years only) Drop-in from
    14:00 to 17:00
    G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries

    Friday 21 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 16:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    PIP Helpdesk (All students) Start at 11:00
    Finish at 17:00
    G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Subject Codes

    All subjects within the university have a unique subject code. For English Literature, they are as follows:

    Subject Code

    Subject

    XX XX is single honours English Literature i.e. students study only English Literature. Students will be studying for a BA.
    XY XY is combined honours English Literature i.e. students are combining English Literature with another subject. Students will be studying for a BA or BSc dependent on their second subject.

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact

    Contact Details

    Head of Department Professor Simon Kövesi
    Programme Lead Professor Daniel Lea
    Subject Coordinator Dr Andrea Macrae
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Chris Taylor
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Joanna Cooksey
    Programme Administrator Ms Debra Bates +44 (0)1865 483748

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year English Literature modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module

    Book Details

    U67000 Culture, Criticism, Literature 1 Bausch, R. and Cassill, R.V. (eds.) (2015). The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. New York: Norton (Shorter 8th edition, green cover; ISBN: 978-0393937763)
    U67001 Culture, Criticism, Literature 2 Ferguson M., Salter, M.J. and Stallworthy, J. (2005). The Norton Anthology of Poetry. 5th edn. New York: Norton (ISBN 978-0393979206)
    (Students are not expected to read these from cover to cover, but rather dip in and out, and to familiarise themselves with them).
    U67002 Shakespeare Proudfoot, R., Thompson, A. and Kastan, D.S. (eds.) (2011). The Arden Shakespeare: Complete Works. Revd. ed. London: Arden Shakespeare
    or
    Jowett, J., Montgomery, W., Taylor, G. and Wells, S. (eds.) (2005). The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon
    U67013 Critical Theory in Action Brontë, C. (2016). Jane Eyre. Fourth Norton Critical Edition (Edited by Deborah Lutz). New York: W.W. Norton
    Johnson, L.K. (2006). Selected Poems. London: Penguin
    Proulx, A. (2005). Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories. London: Harper Collins
    Selden, R. Widdowson, P. and Brooker, P. (eds.) (2017). A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory. 6th edn. Abingdon: Routledge
    Stoker, B. (2016). Dracula: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism. 2nd edn. (Edited by John Paul Riquelme). Basingstoke: Palgrave

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Drama. You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is when you enrol. You should meet your Academic Advisor in his/her room on Thursday Week 0 between 2pm and 4pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name

    Room

    Phone

    Alternative Arrangement

    Dr Katharine Craik T406 48 4299  
    Professor Alex Goody T410 48 3989  
    Professor Simon Kövesi T408 48 3587  
    Professor Daniel Lea T412a 48 3163  
    Dr Andrea Macrae T405 48 4308  
    Dr Niall Munro T417 48 3433  
    Professor Nicole Pohl T412b 48 4098  
    Dr Dinah Roe T450a 48 3977  
    Dr Eric White T413b 48 4096  
    Dr Simon White T418b 48 4315