English as an academic discipline is the practice of writing English and the study of the written word through the lens of English language, culture, and history. Its aim is to understand, appreciate, and create works of poetry, drama, fiction, creative nonfiction, film, and theory. As such, it involves the study of important works from important authors and traditions, as well as the study and practice of literary theory and techniques.
The core topics introduce the field of English and give students the skills and understanding to choose and pursue their interests in the specialized topics. On completing the core, students will be able to independently read the historical and academic commentary and original texts. The core topics are:
Specializations should be discussed with the Director of Studies. On completing specializations, students will be able to independently read advanced literature and conduct a final project in that topic. Some suggested specializations are:
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