English Literature (BA)

- Single honours English Literature 
- Joint honours English Literature

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Please read the live version of your schedule below and make sure to check back here for any updates.

Saturday 17 September

Time Event details Location
On Demand

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Induction Handbook 2022-23

Everything you need to know for Induction Week and beyond in one place.

Available from Welcome Weekend

Handbook

Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
9:30am - 12:30pm

Induction

Welcome and Induction for all English Literature, Creative Writing and Drama, Theatre and Acting students, with your Student Support Coordinator Lucy Trousdell.

G.116, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Wednesday 21 September

Time Event details Location
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meet and Greet with your Lecturers 

For all undergraduate students

An informal meeting to get to know the academics for your course with some current students

Refreshments will be available

G.116, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

English Literature and English Literature with Creative Writing Subject Meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all undergraduate English Literature and English Literature with Creative Writing students with information about your course, modules, etc. with the Programme Lead, Dr Eleanor Lowe.

There are 2 meetings and you can choose which one you attend.

For Joint Honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects; you can choose which one you go to first

G.536, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

11:00am - 12:00pm

English Literature and English Literature with Creative Writing Subject Meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all undergraduate English Literature and English Literature with Creative Writing students with information about your course, modules, etc. with the Programme Lead, Dr Eleanor Lowe.

There are 2 meetings and you can choose which one you attend.

For Joint Honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects; you can choose which one you go to first

G.536, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help adding on your optional modules for semester 2

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet Your Academic Adviser

Drop in to your Academic Adviser’s office for a quick chat anytime during these hours.

Your Academic Adviser will be an academic from your subject. For Joint Honours students, it will be someone from one of your subjects. Check your student information to see who your Academic Adviser is.

Please note that some Academic Advisers have arranged different times. Please check further down this page to see if this applies to your Academic Adviser.

To find out who your AA is, go to your student Information and to your student profile to find their name, contact details and office location.

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help adding on your optional modules for semester 2

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details

Student Support Coordinator(s)

Lucy Trousdell

ltrousdell@brookes.ac.uk

Subject Coordinator

Dr Carina Bartleet

c.e.bartleet@brookes.ac.uk

Programme Lead 

Dr Eleanor Lowe

eleanor.lowe@brookes.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Debra Bates

dbates@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Liaison Librarian 

Joanne Cooksey

jcooksey@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Adviser meetings

Most Academic Advisers are available to meet their students between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 22 September.  If your Academic Adviser has arranged a different meeting time it will be listed here. They will also email you to remind you.
 

Academic Adviser

Alternative Meeting Date/Time

Room

Dr Morag Joss 20/09/2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm Tonge Building T4.04, Headington Campus (or contact via email to arrange an online meeting)

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used for your course's compulsory modules. There is no expectation for you to purchase any of the books, they are all available in the university library.

Once you have chosen your optional modules, you will be able to contact the module leaders to request their reading lists.

For Joint Honours students, you will find your reading lists for your other subject on their new students web page.

 

English Literature Single Honours 

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

ENGL4001 Reading for Meaning

The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 6th revised edition, ed. by Margaret Ferguson, Tim Kendall, and Mary Jo Salter (New York: Norton, 2018). ISBN: 9780393679021

 

The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, Shorter Eighth Edition, ed. by Richard Bausch and R.V. Cassill (New York: Norton, 2015). ISBN: 9780393937763

ENGL4003 Shakespeare Now

Measure for Measure, ed. A. R. Braunmuller and Robert N. Watson (London: Bloomsbury, 2020)

Please note this is the revised Arden edition (3rd series)

ENGL4014 Reading Wonderland: The Literature of Oxford

Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited Publisher ‏:  Penguin Classics; 1st edition (30 Mar. 2000)
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780141182483
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0141182483

ENGL4004 World Literatures

Mary Jean Chan, Flèche (Faber & Faber, 2019) ISBN-10: 0571348041

ISBN-13: 978-0571348046

 

Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Penguin, 2008) ISBN-10: 0141029544

ISBN-13: 978-0141029542

 

Kei Miller, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet, 2014) ISBN-10: 1847772676

ISBN-13: 978-1847772671

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

ENGL4002 The Culture of Criticism

The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 6th revised edition, ed. by Margaret Ferguson, Tim Kendall, and Mary Jo Salter (New York: Norton, 2018). ISBN: 9780393679021

 

The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, Shorter Eighth Edition, ed. by Richard Bausch and R.V. Cassill (New York: Norton, 2015). ISBN: 9780393937763

ENGL4006 Theory, Writing and Power

Bram Stoker, Dracula: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism, ed. by John Paul Riquelme (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002)

ISBN-10: 0333947126

ISBN-13: 978-0333947128

 

English Literature Joint Honours

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

ENGL4001 Culture, Criticism, Literature 1

The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 6th revised edition, ed. by Margaret Ferguson, Tim Kendall, and Mary Jo Salter (New York: Norton, 2018). ISBN: 9780393679021

 

The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, Shorter Eighth Edition, ed. by Richard Bausch and R.V. Cassill (New York: Norton, 2015). ISBN: 9780393937763

ENGL4003 Shakespeare Now

Measure for Measure, ed. A. R. Braunmuller and Robert N. Watson (London: Bloomsbury, 2020)

Please note this is the revised Arden edition (3rd series)

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

ENGL4002 Culture, Criticism, Literature 2

The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 6th revised edition, ed. by Margaret Ferguson, Tim Kendall, and Mary Jo Salter (New York: Norton, 2018). ISBN: 9780393679021

 

The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, Shorter Eighth Edition, ed. by Richard Bausch and R.V. Cassill (New York: Norton, 2015). ISBN: 9780393937763