Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Why choose this course?**

– This course received more than 94 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).

– With central London so close, there are visits to the Globe Theatre, Science Museum, Royal Opera House and Victoria and Albert Museum.

– You’ll join a dynamic and active community, which includes the Writers’ Centre Kingston and Cultural Histories at Kingston. Weekly events and readings are from renowned academics and writers, such as Hanif Kureishi and Paul Bailey.

**About this course**

This course covers major genres and periods of literature, and gives you opportunities to specialise in key periods and special topics. You’ll study classic literature while exploring how London has been represented. Through studies of world literature, you’ll consider issues of gender, sexuality, class, race and selfhood. You’ll be introduced to literary theory, studying Marxism, feminism and psychoanalysis in relation to a range of classic texts.

This will enable you to look at how literature has driven political thinking, dissent and transgression.

You can choose to focus on issues of diversity, identity, protest, political writing, and experimental literature. You’ll develop independent research skills and complete a dissertation on a subject of your choice (with support and supervision from us).

Course Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1

- Reading London

- Race, Nation, Identity

- From Prospero to Potter: Reading Through Theory

- Writing that Works

Year 2

- Independent Research Studies

- Deadly Desires/Dangerous Discourse: Gothic Literature and Theory

Optional modules, including:

- Being Human: Self, Subject, Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

- Selfhood and Nation: Life and Literature in an Age of Imperial Expansion, 1660-1830

- Sex and the City: From Victorian Metropolis to Modernist Wasteland

- Transforming Realities: Innovation and Social Change in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

Year 3

- Dissertation

- Radical Writers

Optional modules, including:

- Children's Literature for Adult Readers

- Special Author

- American Countercultures

- Imagined Places/Spaces: Humans, Animals, Monsters, Cyborgs

- Black British and Asian Writing

- Making Shakespeare: Text, Performance, Adaptation

- Gender and Sexuality

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees