**Why choose this course?**
This course covers major genres and periods of literature, with opportunities to specialise in key periods and special topics. You can focus on issues of diversity, identity, political writing, popular fiction, and experimental literature.
Our regular teaching programme is enhanced by outside speakers and field trips which bring subjects to life and make the most of Kingston's close location to central London. Recent visits have included the Globe Theatre, the Science Museum, the Royal Opera House and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
You'll be taught by world-leading academics with highly rated research publications. Course assessment is flexible and innovative, ranging from traditional essays and dissertations to creative projects in areas such as creative writing, film and performance.
Examples of Modules:
- Reading London: Drama, Poetry and Prose
- Race, Nation, Identity: Literatures of the World
- From Prospero to Potter: Reading Through Theory
- Wizards, Monsters and Villains: Explorations in Popular Literatures
- Independent Research Studies
- Deadly Desires/Dangerous Discourse: Gothic Literature and Theory
- 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
- Radical Writers
- Children's Literature for Adult Readers
- Special Author
- American Countercultures
- Imagined Places: Humans, Animals and Cyborgs
- Black British and Asian Writing
- Making Shakespeare: Text, Performance and Adaptation
- Gender and Sexuality
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A very supportive environment, with a comforting and lush market town surrounding campus in lovely Surrey. It’s a such a beautiful campus, but if you fancy a bit of excitement, the centre of London's only 20 minutes away – the best of both worlds, really. And there's a really friendly atmosphere, especially with the Student Union who are incredibly helpful, very friendly and considerate. There’s loads going on throughout the year – for one, the food festival hits town just as Freshers gets going, so you can meet your new flatmates and find new and exotic hangover cures!
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