Are you excited by exploring the fascinating connections between two different national literatures? Are you passionate about engaging imaginatively and critically in the context of English and American Literature? Encountering the full chronological range of the two national literatures, you'll be encouraged to develop critical arguments and technical analysis, enabling you to graduate as a confident literary critic.
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Work Placementavailable as an optional module for 2nd year Humanities students
Top 10in England for Overall Student Satisfaction National Student Survey, 2021 (broad-based public universities)
Louisa Grocott, MA Creative Writing Graduate
"The course has supported the development of my writing style, creativity and probably developing my personal ‘voice’ and confidence, too." Read more
Christopher Lockwood, English and American Literature graduate
"The course can be as specific or as generic as you want it to be: for instance, you can study courses based upon a particular theme or time period, or courses that span the whole of American literature from the very earliest writings of the settlers to books published last week! " - read more about Christopher Lockwood, English and American Literature graduate
Annie Porter, English and American Literature Graduate
"I loved the huge variety of subjects and time periods I was able to study"
Hannah Bailey, English and American Literature graduate
"The small seminar groups allow for such interesting conversation which really helps you get a good understanding of the texts and their contexts. " - read more about Hannah Bailey, English and American Literature graduate
Jonathan Breeze, English Literature and American Studies graduate
"I came to Keele because of the beautiful scenic campus and it had great reviews. The lectures have been brilliant throughout my course. I’m happy to take a break now and look forward to paving a career path in Publishing"
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