B.A. English, American and Postcolonial Literature with an Approved Year Abroad (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

English, American and Postcolonial Literature with an Approved Year Abroad (Hons) from the University of 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 and recent developments in literary theory.

Important information

Requirements: English Language Requirements IELTS Take IELTS test 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more


Where and when

Starts Location
01 September 2016
CT2 7PE, Kent, England
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What you'll learn on the course

American Literature

Course programme

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Romanticism
  • Readings in the Twentieth Century
  • Writing America
  • Early Drama

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Empire, New Nations and Migration
  • Chaucer and Late Medieval English Literature
  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama
  • Novelty, Enlightenment and Emancipation: 18th Century Literature
  • Early Modern Literature 1500-1700
  • Reading Victorian Literature
  • Declaring Independence: 19th Century US Literature
  • The Contemporary
  • Modernism
Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • The Stranger
  • Postcolonial Writing
  • Language and Place in Colonial and Postcolonial Poetry
  • Places and Journeys
  • Postcolonial Long Essay
  • Postcolonial Long Essay
  • The Unknown: Reading and Writing
  • Native American Literature
  • Bodies of Evidence: Reading The Body In Eighteenth Century Literature
  • Unruly Women and Other Insubordinates: the dramatic repertoire of the Q
  • Image, Vision and Dream: Medieval Texts and Visual Culture
  • Heroes and Exiles: An Introduction to Old English Poetry
  • The Brontes in Context
  • American Crime Fiction