B.A. Italian and English and American Literature (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

By learning Italian, you give yourself a tool to explore this cultural richness and to open your eyes to its Roman heritage, the Renaissance, modern architecture, fashion and car design. The University of Kent offers the BA in Italian and English and American Literature (Hons) degree course.

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
  • History of Italian Cinema:The Legacy of Neo-Realism
  • Writing Italy through the Centuries:An Introduction
  • Early Drama
  • Readings in the Twentieth Century
  • Writing America
  • Learning Italian - Beginners
  • Learning Italian 3 (Post A Level)

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Learning Italian 4 (Advanced)
  • Learning Italian 2 (Intermediate)
  • Italian Extended Essay
  • Italian Short Story
  • Catching the Tide: Cultural Renewal in 20th Century Italy
  • Chaucer and Late Medieval English Literature
  • The Contemporary
  • Modernism
  • Reading Victorian Literature
  • Declaring Independence: 19th Century US Literature

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Year abroad

You can spend a year studying abroad in Italy or the USA.

Possible modules may include:

  • Year Abroad Module

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • The 'Real' America: Class and Culture in the American Gilded Age
  • The British Novel in the 1860s: Sensing Modern Life
  • Animals, Humans, Writing
  • Victorian Aestheticism and Decadence
  • Cross-Cultural Coming-of-Age Narratives
  • Poetry and Crisis, from the First World War to Occupy
  • Unruly Women and Other Insubordinates: the dramatic repertoire of the Q
  • Image, Vision and Dream: Medieval Texts and Visual Culture
  • Places and Journeys
  • American Crime Fiction
  • Contemporary Irish Writing
  • Writing Lives in Early Modern England: Diaries, Letters and Secret Selv
  • Marriage, Desire and Divorce in Early Modern Literature
  • Lyric, Ballad and Popular Song
  • Italian Dissertation
  • Istantanea: Photography and Visual Culture in Modern and Contemporary
  • Learning Italian Through Literature
  • Italian Gangsters: Literary and Cinematic Representations of Crime in T