Approaches to English Literature: Texts and Theory

Using British and American texts, this course will help students develop critical skills in approaching literature and literary theory.
Course objectives:
  • To introduce students to a selection of literature and poetry from the work of British and American writers from across the ages.
  • To help students develop critical skills in approaching literature and literary theory.
  • To complete a small-scale research project by the end of the week.
English Literature for web
Course dates
6 - 10 January 2020
Course format
  • Seminars requiring prior reading and preparation, similar to university study
  • A range of talks and presentations, including a trip to the theatre
  • A central component will be student group work and practical participation in seminars throughout the week

Anne-Marie Evans is a lecturer in English Literature at York St John University. She specialises in American Literature, and has a vast experience of teaching at the University of Sheffield, University of Huddersfield and UCL.

Tom Dymond has also taught at the University of Sheffield. He specialises in Contemporary British Theatre and has lectured and taught on courses including Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare and British Theatre.


With thanks to our supporters, the costs of our courses are subsidized. The price of £325 includes accommodation, tutoring, trips and all meals. 

Students at fee paying schools will need to pay the full cost of £739.
Student feedback
"Immediately, the course gave me a far better grounding for my A-Level studies but more importantly, it showed admissions tutors that I was passionate enough about my subject to spend five days intensively studying it." 

"The residential provided an intensive yet enjoyable taster of education at university level. Not only did it encourage me to use my own initiative to expand my knowledge beyond the constraints of exam specifications, it also elevated my self confidence immensely. It was an amazing experience which I am very grateful to have been part of." 
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