Are you inspired by the drama of Caryl Churchill and Oscar Wilde, the novels of Jane Austen and Zadie Smith, the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Linton Kwesi Johnson? Do you have a passion for exploring literary works that challenge your views and prompt creativity? As an English Literature student at Keele, you will immerse yourself in literature from Shakespeare to the contemporary and examine literature in English from across the world, including Britain, North America and Africa, taking a truly global perspective.
Top 10Student Experience (Times, 2020)
Work Placementavailable as an optional module for 2nd year Humanities students
Top 10in England for overall Student Satisfaction NSS 2021 (broad-based public universities)
Zahra - English Literature
"I really enjoy how versatile the module choices are for English Literature. There are plenty of options depending on your reading preferences and there is flexibility within modules, as various texts are explored."
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
Kyle - English Literature
"When I moved in I felt a sense of belonging in the tightly knit community. The staff at Keele always go the extra mile for students and offer immense academic and mental support"
Chi-Lun - English Literature
"What I appreciated about the lecturers was their willingness to let me follow my own academic pursuits. All you need to bring is the passion - the drive for enlightenment - and the lecturers will match yours with their own."
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