Preliminary Reading
Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L. and McDaniel, M. A. (2014) Make it Stick (Harvard University Press)
Cavanagh, D. et al [Ed.] (2014) The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature (Edinburgh University Press)
Clark, R. P. (2008) Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Little Brown and Company)
Crystal, D. (2005) The Stories of English (Penguin)
Montgomery, M. et al (2013) Ways of Reading: 4th Edition (Routledge)

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Literature
Homer, E. Wilson [Tr.], 'The Odyssey' (8th century BCE)
S. Heaney [Tr.], D. Donoghue [Ed.], 'Beowulf' (c. 600–900)
Dante, M. Palma [Tr.], 'Inferno' (1320)
Husain Haddawy [Tr.], 'The Arabian Nights' (14th Century)
M. Borroff [Tr. Ed.], ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ (late 14th century)
Geoffrey Chaucer, 'The Canterbury Tales' (c.1400)
Margery Kempe, 'The Book of Margery Kempe' (1430s)
A. L. Prescott & A. Hadfield [Eds.], 'Edmund Spenser's Poetry' (d.1599)
William Shakespeare, 'The Tempest' (1610–1611)
Miguel De Cervantes, B. Raffel [Tr.], 'Don Quijote' (1605-1615)
John Donne, D. R. Dickson [Ed.], 'John Donne's Poetry' (d.1631)
John Milton, G. Teskey [Ed.], 'Paradise Lost' (1667)
Aphra Behn, J. Lipking [Ed.], 'Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave' (1688)
Alexander Pope, 'The Rape of the Lock' (1717)
Daniel Defoe, M. Shinagel [Ed.], 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719)
Jonathan Swift, A. J. Rivero [Ed.], 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726)
George Lillo, 'The London Merchant' (1731)
Samuel Richardson, 'Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded' (1740)
Henry Fielding, H. Goldberg [Ed.], 'Tom Jones' (1749)
Samuel Johnson, 'The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia' (1759)
Laurence Sterne, H. Anderson [Ed.], 'Tristram Shandy' (1767)
Frances Burney, 'Cecilia, Memoirs of an Heiress' (1782)
Olaudah Equiano, 'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano' (1789)
Mary Wollstonecraft, 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' (1792)
William Blake, 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience' (1794)
William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads' (1800)
Jane Austen, G. Justice [Ed.], 'Emma' (1815) 
Walter Scott, 'The Antiquary' (1816)
Mary Shelley, J. P. Hunter [Ed.], 'Frankenstein' (1818)
D. H. Reiman & N. Fraistat [Eds.], 'Shelley's Poetry & Prose' (d.1822)
Mary Prince, 'The History of Mary Prince' (1831)
Charlotte Brontë, D. Lutz [Ed.], 'Jane Eyre' (1847)
Emily Brontë, R. Dunn [Ed.], 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Anne Brontë, 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (1848)
William Makepeace Thackeray, 'Vanity Fair' (1848)
Charles Dickens, 'Bleak House' (1853)
Elizabeth Gaskell, A. Shelston [Ed.], 'North and South' (1855)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'Aurora Leigh' (1856)
Wilkie Collins, 'The Woman in White' (1859)
E. Robinson & D. Powell [Eds.], 'John Clare: Major Works' (d.1864)
Lewis Carroll, D. Gray [Ed.], 'Alice in Wonderland' (1865/1871)
George Eliot, B. G. Hornback [Ed.], 'Middlemarch' (1872)
Henry James, 'The Portrait of a Lady ' (1881)
Robert Louis Stevenson, K. Linehan [Ed'], 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (1886)
Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Mystery of Cloomber' (1888)
Edward Lear, 'The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse' (d.1888)
Thomas Hardy, 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' (1891)
H. G. Wells, S. Arata [Ed.], 'The Time Machine' (1895)
Oscar Wilde, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (1895)
Bram Stoker, N. Auerbach & D. Skal [Eds.], 'Dracula' (1897)
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History & Postcolonial Theory
Bal, M. (2009) Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative (University of Toronto Press)
Bennett, A. & Royle, N. (2016) An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory: Fifth Edition (Routledge)
Botting, F. (2013) Gothic (Routledge)
Burroway, J., et al (2010) Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft: International Edition, Eight Edition (Pearson)
Eagleton, T. (2008) Literary Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell)
Eagleton, T. (2013) The English Novel: An Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell)
Furniss, T. & Bath, M. (2007) Reading Poetry: An Introduction, Second Edition (Pearson)
Gubrium, J. F. & Holstein, J. A. (2009) Analysing Narrative Reality (Sage)
Hawthorne, J. (2017) Studying the Novel: Seventh Edition (Bloomsbury)
Koch, K. (1999) Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry (Pocket Books)
Kovecses, Z. (2010) Metaphor: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition (Oxford University Press)
Lakoff, G. & Johnson, M. (2003) Metaphors We Live By: Second Edition (University of Chicago Press)
Lennard, J. & Luckhurst, M. (2003) The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays (Oxford University Press)
Manser, M. & Curtis, S. (2002) The Penguin Writer's Manual (Penguin)
McLeod, J. (2010) Beginning Postcolonialism: Second Edition (Manchester University Press)
Moi, T. (2002) Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (Routledge)
Penhallurick, R. (2010) Studying the English Language (Palgrave)
Pope, R. (2012) Studying English Literature and Language: An Introduction and Companion, Third Edition (Routledge)
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: Second Edition (Oxford University Press)
Strunk Jr., W. & , White, E. B. (2000) The Elements of Style: Fourth Edition (Longman)
Sutherland, J. (2010) 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (Quercus)
Woolf, V. (1929/1977) A Room of One's Own (Grafton)
Young, R. J. C. (2015) Empire, Colony, Postcolony: A Short History (Wiley-Blackwell)

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Literature
Joseph Conrad, T. C. Moser [Ed.], 'Lord Jim' (1900)
Rudyard Kipling, 'Kim' (1901)
George Bernard Shaw, 'Pygmalion' (1912)
D. H. Lawrence, 'Sons and Lovers' (1913)
James Joyce, M. Norris [Ed.], 'Dubliners' (1914)
Robert Tressell, 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' (1914)
Ford Madox Ford, 'The Good Soldier' (1915)
T. S. Eliot, 'The Waste Land' (1922)
E. M. Forster, 'A Passage to India' (1924)
Franz Kafka, ‘The Trial’ (1925)
Virginia Woolf, 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925)
Aldous Huxley, 'Brave New World' (1931)
W. B. Yeats, 'Selected Poems' (d.1939)
J. B. Priestley, 'An Inspector Calls' (1945)
Graham Greene, 'The Heart of the Matter' (1948)
George Orwell, 'Nineteen-eighty Four' (1949)
Samuel Beckett, 'Waiting for Godot' (tr.1955)
Vladimir Nabokov, ‘Lolita’ (1955)
Samuel Selvon, 'The Lonely Londoners' (1956)
Naguib Mahfouz, 'The Cairo Trilogy' (1956-57)
Harold Pinter, ‘The Dumb Waiter’ (1957)
Chinua Achebe, F. A. Irele [Ed.], 'Things Fall Apart' (1958)
V. S. Naipaul, 'A House for Mr Biswas' (1961)
Muriel Spark, 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' (1961)
Jorge Luis Borges, 'Labyrinths' (1962)
Doris Lessing, 'The Golden Notebook' (1962)
Una Marson, 'Selected Poems' (d.1965)
I. M. Parsons [Ed.], 'Men Who March Away' (1965)
Margaret Drabble, 'Jerusalem the Golden' (1967)
W. H. Auden, E. Mendelsohn [Ed.] 'Selected Poems' (d.1973)
Beryl Bainbridge, 'The Bottle Factory Outing' (1974)
Alasdair Gray, 'Lanark: A Life in Four Books' (1981)
Salman Rushdie, 'Midnight’s Children' (1981)
Isabel Allende, M. Bogin [Tr.], 'The House of the Spirits' (1982)
Tariq Mehmood, 'Hand on the Sun' (1983)
Angela Carter, 'Nights at the Circus' (1984)
Tsitsi Dangarembga, 'Nervous Conditions' (1988)
Seamus Heaney, 'New Selected Poems 1966–1987' (1990)
E. A. Markham [Ed.], 'Hinterland' (1990)
Tom Stoppard, ‘Arcadia’ (1993)
Arundhati Roy, 'The God of Small Things' (1996)
Matthew Kneale, 'English Passengers' (2000)
Zadie Smith, 'White Teeth' (2000)
David Hare, 'Stuff Happens' (2004)
Mourid Barghouti, A. Soueif [Trans.], 'I Saw Ramallah' (2005)
Deryn Rees-Jones [Ed.], 'Modern Women Poets' (2005)
Ngugi wa Thiong’o, ‘Wizard of the Crow’ (2006)
Mohsin Hamid, 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (2007)
Alexis Wright, 'The Swan Book' (2013)
P. Hensher [Ed.], 'The Penguin Book of the British Short Story Vol.2' (2015)
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Reference & Anthologies
Ashcroft, B., Griffiths, G. and Tiffin, H. [Eds.] (2006) The Post-colonial Studies Reader (Taylor & Francis)
Ferguson, M. et al [Eds.] (1996) The Norton Anthology of Poetry (W. W. Norton)
Greenblatt, S. [Ed.] (2018) The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Tenth Edition (W. W. Norton)
Leitch, V. B. et al [Ed.] (2001) Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (W. W. Norton)
Puchner, M. [Ed.] (2018) The Norton Anthology of World Literature (W. W. Norton)

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