Preliminary Reading
Bowen, N. & Meally, M. (2015) The Art of Writing English Literature Essays: Second Edition (Peripeteia Books)
Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L. and McDaniel, M. A. (2014) Make it Stick (Harvard University Press)
Clark, R. P. (2008) Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Little Brown and Company)
Eaglestone, R. (2017) Doing English: A Guide for Literature Students: 4th Edition (Routledge)
Pope, R. (2012) Studying English Language and Literature: Third Edition (Routledge)

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Literature
B. Foster [Tr.], 'The Epic of Gilgamesh' (Ancient Mesopotamia)
Homer, E. Wilson [Tr.], 'The Odyssey' (8th-7th century BCE)
Apuleius, 'The Golden Ass' (Late 2nd Century CE)

S. Heaney [Tr.], 'Beowulf' (700-1025)
Dante, M. Palma [Tr.], 'Inferno' (1320)
M. Borroff [Tr. Ed.], ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ (late 14th century)
Geoffrey Chaucer, 'The Canterbury Tales' (c.1400)
Anon., 'Everyman' (15th century)
William Shakespeare, W. H. Sherman [Ed.], 'The Tempest' (1610–1611)
H. Marks [Ed.], 'KJB: The Old Testament: Genesis' (tr.1611)
G. Hammond & A. Busch [Eds.], 'KJB: The New Testament' (tr.1611)
Miguel De Cervantes, B. Raffel [Tr.], ‘Don Quijote’ (1611)
John Milton, G. Teskey [Ed.], 'Paradise Lost' (1667)
Aphra Behn, J. Lipking [Ed.], ‘Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave’ (1688)
Daniel Defoe, M. Shinagel [Ed.], 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719)
Jonathan Swift, A. J. Rivero [Ed.], 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726)
Samuel Richardson, 'Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded' (1740)
Alexander Pope, P. Rogers [Ed.], ‘Selected Poetry’ (d.1744)
Henry Fielding, H. Goldberg [Ed.], 'Tom Jones' (1749)
Horace Walpole ‘The Castle of Otranto’ (1764)
Laurence Sterne, H. Anderson [Ed.], 'Tristram Shandy' (1767)
Olaudah Equiano, ‘The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano’ (1789)
Mary Wollstonecraft, D. S. Lynch [Ed.], ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’ (1792)
William Godwin, 'The Adventures of Caleb Williams' (1794)
Scott McMillin, 'Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy' (1997)
William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads' (1802)
Thomas Paine, ‘Common Sense and Other Writings’ (d.1809)
Jane Austen, D. Gray & M. A. Favret [Eds.], 'Pride and Prejudice' (1813)
Walter Scott, 'The Antiquary' (1816)
Mary Shelley, J. P. Hunter [Ed.], ‘Frankenstein’ (1818)
Thomas De Quincey, 'Confessions of an English Opium Eater' (1821)
D. H. Reiman & N. Fraistat [Eds.], ‘Shelley’s Poetry & Prose’ (d.1822)
William Blake, J. E. Grant & M. L. Johnson [Eds.], 'Blake's Poetry & Designs' (d.1827)
Charlotte Brontë, D. Lutz [Ed.], 'Jane Eyre' (1847)
Emily Brontë, R. Dunn [Ed.], 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Elizabeth Gaskell, A. Shelston [Ed.], 'North and South' (1855)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, M. Reynolds [Ed.], 'Aurora Leigh' (1856)
Charles Dickens, E. Rosenberg [Ed.], 'Great Expectations' (1861)
E. Robinson & D. Powell [Eds.], 'John Clare: Major Works' (d.1864)
Lewis Carroll, D. Gray [Ed.], 'Alice in Wonderland' (1865/1871)
Emily Eden, 'Up The Country: Letters From India' (1867)
George Eliot, B. G. Hornback [Ed.], 'Middlemarch' (1872)
Robert Louis Stevenson, K. Linehan [Ed’], ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ (1886)
Edward Lear, 'The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse' (d.1888)
Oscar Wilde, 'The Happy Prince and Other Stories' (1888)
Thomas Hardy, Scott Elledge [Ed.], 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' (1891)
Christina Rossetti, D. Roe [Ed.], 'Selected Poems' (d.1894)
Oscar Wilde, M. P. Gillespie [Ed.], ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (1895)
Bram Stoker, N. Auerbach & D. Skal [Eds.], ‘Dracula’ (1897)
E. Showalter [Ed.], 'Daughters of Decadence' (1993)
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Supporting Texts
Abbott, H. P. (2008) The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Cambridge University Press)
Barry, P. (2017) Beginning Theory: Fourth Edition (Manchester University Press)
Bennett, A. & Royle, N. (2016) An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory: Fifth Edition (Routledge)
Burroway, J., et al (2019) Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (University of Chicago Press)
Cavanagh, D. et al [Ed.] (2014) The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature (Edinburgh University Press)
Crystal, D. (2005) The Stories of English (Penguin)
Dancygier, B. (2014) Figurative Language (Cambridge University Press)
Eagleton, T. (2008) Literary Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell)
Eagleton, T. (2013) The English Novel: An Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell)
Fludernik, M. (2009) Introduction To Narratology (Routledge)
Garrard, G. (2011) Ecocriticism (Routledge)
Greenblatt, S. (2016) Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (Bodley Head)
Gubrium, J. F. & Holstein, J. A. (2009) Analyzing Narrative Reality (Sage)
Hawthorne, J. (2017) Studying the Novel: Seventh Edition (Bloomsbury)
Lakoff, G. and Johnson, M. (2008) Metaphors We Live By (University of Chicago Press)
Lennard, J. & Luckhurst, M. (2003) The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays (Oxford University Press)
McLeod, J. (2010) Beginning Postcolonialism: Second Edition (Manchester University Press)
Moi, T. (2002) Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (Routledge)
Moran, J. (2019) First You Write a Sentence (Penguin)
Montgomery, M. et al (2013) Ways of Reading: 4th Edition (Routledge)
Penhallurick, R. (2010) Studying the English Language (Palgrave)
Rees-Jones, D. (2005) Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets (Bloodaxe)
Said, E. W. (2003) Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (Penguin)
Sanders, A. (2004) Short Oxford History of English Literature: Third Edition (Oxford University Press)
Williams, R. (2019) The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry: Third Edition (Bloomsbury Academic)
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Literature
Rudyard Kipling, 'Kim' (1901)
Joseph Conrad, P. B. Armstrong [Ed.], 'Heart of Darkness' (1902)
Henry James, J. D. Crowley & R. A. Hocks [Eds.], 'The Wings of the Dove' (1902)
C. Popkin [Ed.], 'Anton Chekhov's Selected Stories' (d.1904)
Edmund Gosse, 'Father and Son' (1907)
Frances Hodgson Burnett, G. Holbrook Gerzina [Ed.], 'The Secret Garden' (1911)
D. H. Lawrence, 'Sons and Lovers' (1913)
Robert Tressell, 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist' (1914)
Franz Kafka, M. M. Anderson [Ed.], S. Bernofsky [Tr.], 'The Metamorphosis' (1915)
Nikola Tesla, 'My Inventions' (1919)
T. S. Eliot, M. North [Ed.], 'The Waste Land' (1922)
James Joyce, 'Ulysses' (1922)
E. M. Forster, P. B. Armstrong [Ed.], 'A Passage to India' (1924)
Virginia Woolf, 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925)
Vera Brittain, ‘Testament of Youth’ (1933)
J. Pethica [Ed.], 'Yeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose' (d.1939)
John Hersey, 'Hiroshima' (1946)
Graham Greene, 'The Heart of the Matter' (1948)
George Orwell, 'Nineteen-eighty Four' (1949)
Samuel Beckett, 'Waiting for Godot' (tr.1955)
Chinua Achebe, F. A. Irele [Ed.], 'Things Fall Apart' (1958)
Giorgio Bassani, 'The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles' (1958)
Elie Wiesel, 'Night' (1960)
Joan Littlewood, 'Oh! What a Lovely War' (1963)
Jean Rhys, J. Raiskin [Ed.], ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ (1966)
Tayib Salih, D. Johnson-Davies [Tr.], ‘Season of Migration to the North’ (1969)
W. H. Auden, E. Mendelsohn [Ed.] ‘Selected Poems’ (d.1973)
Dario Fo, G. Richards [Adapted], 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' (1973)
Leonora Carrington, 'The Hearing Trumpet' (1974)
Alasdair Gray, ‘Lanark: A Life in Four Books’ (1981)
Salman Rushdie, ‘Midnight’s Children’ (1981)
Caryl Churchill, ‘Top Girls' (1982)
Angela Carter, ‘Nights at the Circus’ (1984)
Jeanette Winterson, 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit' (1985)
J. M. Coetzee, ‘Foe’ (1986)
Gabriel García Márquez, ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ (tr.1988)
E. A. Markham [Ed.], ‘Hinterland’ (1990)
Alan Moore & David Lloyd, 'V for Vendetta' (1990)
Anthony Caputi [Ed.], ‘Eight Modern Plays’ (1991)
Arundhati Roy, 'The God of Small Things' (1996)
Peter Carey, ‘Jack Maggs’ (1997)
Zadie Smith, 'White Teeth' (2000)
Mark Haddon, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' (2003)
Amitav Ghosh, 'The Hungry Tide' (2004)
David Hare, 'Stuff Happens' (2004)
Deryn Rees-Jones [Ed.], 'Modern Women Poets' (2005)
Mohsin Hamid, 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (2007)
Adrian Mitchell, 'Come On Everybody: Poems 1953-2008' (2012)
P. Hensher [Ed.], 'The Penguin Book of the British Short Story Vol.2' (2015)
Seamus Heaney, '100 Poems' (2018)
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Reference & Anthologies
Chris Baldick  (2015) The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms: Fourth Edition (Oxford University Press)
Dinah Birch [Ed.] (2009) The Oxford Companion to English Literature: 7th Edition (Oxford University Press)
Margaret Ferguson et al [Eds.] (1996) The Norton Anthology of Poetry (W.W. Norton)
Stephen Greenblatt [Ed.] (2018) The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Tenth Edition (W. W. Norton)
Vincent B. Leitch et al [Ed.] (2001) Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (W. W. Norton)

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