If you’re thinking about studying English Literature at Edge Hill you’re pretty lucky in the fact that we get offered a really wide range of modules to choose from. In first year there are specific modules that you have to study, but in second and third year you get to pick all of your modules yourself. This means there is a really large variety of literature that you can be studying at any one time. For example, last year at the same time as studying work from the 1660s, I was also studying Twilight! It also means your friends could be reading completely different texts from you because there’s so many different possible combinations of modules, giving you lots to talk about!
If you’d like an idea of the modules available, you’re best having a look at the English Literature course page on the Edge Hill website which you can see here. As an example, the modules I took in my second year were as follows:
Writing the Supernatural
Renaissance Poetry & Prose
Texts in Motion (we looked at books and their film adaptations – really interesting and great if you also have a love of film!)
As you can see, they were really varied in content which kept me on my toes, and they were also all assessed differently with some modules including exams, and another requiring me to write a blog! It was pretty hard to get bored!
This year I love my choice of modules just as much. In case you’re interested here they are:
The Shakespeare Problem (if you enjoy Shakespeare this is just wonderful ; a different play every week and I loved every minute of it)
The Sense of an Ending (this includes literature from the 1950s onwards)
Dickens and Popular Culture
Gothic Romanticism (in case you hadn’t noticed, I like Gothic literature)
I’m currently having an amazing last year and looking back at all my old module choices is making me rather nostalgic and I absolutely wish I could go back an experience it all again for the first time because I truly have had a wonderful time!