Explorations in Literature
This course introduces a wide range of works from the literary canon, from ancient Greek texts in translation to the contemporary. It covers the major genres and embodies significant interventions or influences in literary history.
The emphasis is on reading primary texts voraciously and discovering - or rediscovering - diverse writers and cultures, so that you can make informed choices from more specialised courses later in their programme.
Not being limited to a period, genre or single approach, the course cultivates difference and chronological sweep; it aims to challenge and surprise, as rewarding ‘exploration’ should.