Exploring Literature Through Creative Writing
Foundation Theory Abbott, H. P. (2008) The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Cambridge University Press)
Bennett, A. & Royle, N. (2016) An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory: Fifth Edition (Routledge)
Bould, M. & Vint, S. (2011) The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (Routledge)
Brown, P., Roediger, H. & McDaniel, M. (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 and Company)
Connell, R. & Pearse, R. (2015) Gender in World Perspective (Polity)
Crystal, D. (2005) The Stories of English (Penguin)
Eagleton, T. (2008) Literary Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell)
Furniss, T. & Bath, M. (2007) Reading Poetry: An Introduction, Second Edition (Pearson)
Hall, L. (2012) Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain since 1880 (Palgrave Macmillan)
Hobsbawm, E. (1995) The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 (Abacus)
Hawthorne, J. (2017) Studying the Novel: Seventh Edition (Bloomsbury)
Lodge, D. (2011) The Art of Fiction (Vintage)
Lodge, D. (2015) The Modes of Modern Writing: Metaphor, Metonymy, and the Typology of Modern Literature (Bloomsbury)
Mendlesohn, F. & James, E. (2012) Short History of Fantasy: 2nd Edition (Libri Publishing)
Moi, T. (2002) Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (Routledge)
Montgomery, M. et al (2013) Ways of Reading: 4th Edition (Routledge)
Pope, R. (1995) Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies (Routledge)
Rackin, P. (2005) Shakespeare and Women (Oxford University Press)
Rees-Jones, D. (2005) Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets (Bloodaxe Books)
Simpson, P. (2004) Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge)
Sutherland, J. (2010) 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (Quercus)
Todd, S. (2014) The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 (Hachette)
Trudgill, P. (2000) Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society: Fourth Edition (Penguin Books)
Foundation Texts Joseph Conrad, 'Lord Jim' (1900)
Lord Dunsany, 'The Gods of Pegāna' (1905)
Arnold Bennett, 'The Old Wives' Tale' (1908)
George Bernard Shaw, Sandie Byrne [Ed.], 'Pygmalion' (1912)
James Joyce, Margot Norris [Ed.], 'Dubliners' (1914)
Franz Kafka, 'Metamorphosis' (1915)
David Lindsay, 'A Voyage to Arcturus' (1920)
E. R. Eddison, 'The Worm Ouroboros' (1922)
T. S. Eliot, M. North [Ed.], 'The Waste Land' (1922)
James Joyce, 'Ulysses' (1922)
Katherine Mansfield, V. O'Sullivan [Ed.], 'Selected Short Stories' (d.1923)
Virginia Woolf, 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925)
Hope Mirrless, 'Lud-in-the-Mist' (1926)
Sylvia Townsend Warner, 'Lolly Willowes' (1926)
Virginia Woolf, 'To the Lighthouse' (1927)
Ernest Hemmingway, 'Men Without Women' (1927)
D. H. Lawrence, 'Collected Short Stories' (d.1930)
Aldous Huxley, 'Brave New World' (1932)
W. H. Auden, 'Poems' (1933)
Djuna Barnes, 'Nightwood' (1936)
Zora Neale Hurston, 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' (1937)
J. R. R. Tolkien, 'The Hobbit' (1937)
Grahame Greene, 'The Confidential Agent' (1939)
Mervyn Peake, ‘The Gormenghast Trilogy’ (1946-1959)
George Orwell, 'Nineteen Eight-Four' (1949)
George Orwell, 'Essays' (d.1950)
Dylan Thomas, 'Collected Stories' (d.1953)
Vladimir Nabokov, 'Lolita' (1955)
Chinua Achebe, Francis Abiola Irele [Ed.], 'Things Fall Apart' (1958)
Samuel Beckett, 'Endgame' (1958)
William Burroughs, 'The Naked Lunch' (1959)
Jorge Luis Borges, 'Labyrinths' (1962)
Doris Lessing, 'The Golden Notebook' (1962)
I. M. Parsons [Ed.], 'Men Who Marched Away' (1966)
Richard Brautigan, 'Trout Fishing in America' (1967)
Kurt Vonnegut, 'Slaughterhouse 5' (1970)
Muriel Spark, 'Not To Disturb' (1971)
Phillip Larkin, 'High Windows' (1974)
Michael Ende, R. Manheim [Trans.], 'The Neverending Story' (1979)
William S. Burroughs, 'Cities of the Red Night' (1981)
Alasdair Gray, 'Lanark: A Life in Four Books' (1981)
Angela Carter, 'Nights at the Circus' (1984)
William Gibson, 'Neuromancer' (1984)
E. A. Markham [Ed.], 'Hinterland' (1989)
Seamus Heaney, 'New Selected Poems 1966–1987' (1990)
William Gibson & Bruce Sterling, 'The Difference Engine' (1990)
Alison Lurie, 'The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales' (1994)
Mark Haddon, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' (2004)
Deryn Rees-Jones, 'Modern Women Poets' (2005)
Philip Hensher [Ed.], 'The Penguin Book of British Short Stories' (2015)
Semester 01 Alexander, M. (2013) A History of English Literature: Third Edition (Palgrave MacMillan)
Bate, J. (2008) The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador)
Ellis, S. (2005) Chaucer: An Oxford Guide (Oxford University Press)
Irwin, R. (2012) The Arabian Nights: A Companion (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)
Loomba, A. & Orkin, M. [Eds.] (1998) Postcolonial Shakespeares (Routledge)
Semester 02 Stephen Mitchell [Trans.], 'Gilgamesh' (Ancient Mesopotamia)
Homer, 'The Odyssey' (8th century BCE)
Anon, 'Beowulf' (c. 700–1000 CE)
Husain Haddawy [Trans.], 'The Arabian Nights' (14th century CE)
Geoffrey Chaucer, 'The Canterbury Tales' (1387)
John Bunyan, 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1687)
James Joyce, 'Ulysses' (1922)
Derek Walcott, 'Omeros' (1990)
Margaret Atwood, 'The Penelopiad' (2005)
William Shakespeare, 'Henry VI, Part 1' (1591)
William Shakespeare, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595)
William Shakespeare, 'As You Like It' (1599–1600)
William Shakespeare, 'Twelfth Night' (1601)
William Shakespeare, 'Othello' (1603–1604)
William Shakespeare, 'King Lear' (1605–1606)
William Shakespeare, 'Macbeth' (1606)
William Shakespeare, 'William Shakespeare, 'Sonnets' (1609)
William Shakespeare, 'The Tempest' (1610–1611)
Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels, 'The Communist Manifesto' (1848)
Charles Darwin, 'On The Origin of Species' (1859)
Friedrich Nietzsche, 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' (1891)
George Bernard Shaw, 'The Intelligent Woman's Guide to...' (1928)
Carl Gustav Jung [Ed.], 'Man and his Symbols' (1964)
Stanley Cohen, 'Folk Devils and Moral Panics' (1972)
Simon Singh, 'Big Bang' (2005)
Semester 03 Beckman, W. (2015) European Romanticism: A Brief History with Documents (Hackett Publishing Company)
Bohls, (2013) Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh University Press)
Brown, C. G. with W. Hamish Fraser (2010) Britain Since 1707 (Routledge)
Goring, P. (2008) Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture (Continuum)
Kaul, S. (2009) Eighteenth-century British Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh University Press)
Semester 04 Aphra Behn, J. Lipking [Ed.] 'Oroonoko' (1688)
Joseph Addison, 'The Aims of the Spectator' (1711)
Daniel Defoe, M. Shinagel [Ed.], 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719)
Daniel Defoe, Albert J. Rivero [Ed.], 'Moll Flanders' (1722)
Eliza Haywood, 'Fantomina' (1725)
Jonathan Swift,‎ A. J. Rivero [Ed.]. 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726)
Samuel Richardson, 'Pamela' (1740)
Tobias George Smollett, 'The Adventures of Roderick Random' (1748)
Henry Fielding, 'The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling' (1749)
Samuel Johnson, 'Rasselas' (1759)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 'The Letters and Works of ...' (1763)
Laurence Sterne, H. Stone [Ed.], 'Tristram Shandy' (1767)
Johann Goethe, 'The Sorrows of Young Werther' (1774, trans. 1779)
Olaudah Equiano, 'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of ...' (1789)
Thomas Paine, 'Rights of Man' (1791)
Mary Wollstonecraft, 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' (1792)
William Blake, 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience' (1794)
William Godwin, 'Caleb Williams' (1794)
Robert L. Mack [Ed.], 'Oriental Tales' (1761-1804)
William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads' (1802)
Walter Scott, 'Waverley' (1814)
Thomas De Quincey 'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater' (1821)
John Keats, 'The Complete Poems of John Keats' (d.1821)
Percy B. Shelley, 'Shelley's Poetry and Prose' (d.1822)
Victor Hugo, 'The Last Day of a Condemned Man' (1829)
Roger Lonsdale [Ed.], 'Eighteenth Century Women Poets' (2000)
Semester 05 Brantlinger, P. (2009) Victorian Literature and Postcolonial Studies  (Edinburgh University Press)
Gilbert, S. & Gubar, S. (2000) The Madwoman in the Attic (Yale University Press)
O'Gorman, F. [Ed.] (2000) The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture (Cambridge University Press)
Purchase, S. (2006) Key Concepts in Victorian Literature (Palgrave)
Todd, J. (2015) The Cambridge Introduction to Jane Austen: Second Edition (Cambridge University Press)
Semester 06 Jane Austen, 'Pride and Prejudice' (1813)
Jane Austen, G. Justice [Ed.], 'Emma' (1815)
Jane Austen, P. M. Spacks [Ed.], 'Persuasion' (1817)
Anne Brontë, 'Agnes Grey' (1847)
Charles Dickens, 'Hard Times' (1850)
Elizabeth Gaskell, A. Shelston [Ed.], 'North and South' (1855)
George Meredith, 'The Shaving of Shagpat' (1855)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'Selected Poems' (d.1861)
Mary Elizabeth Brandon, 'Lady Audley's Secret' (1862)
Lewis Carroll, 'Alice in Wonderland' (1865)
Emily Eden, 'Up The Country'  (1867)
George Eliot, 'Middlemarch' (1872)
Henrik Ibsen, Brian Johnston [Ed.], 'A Doll's House' (1879)
H. Rider Haggard, 'She' (1881)
Olive Schreiner, 'The Story of an African Farm' (1883)
Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Briggs [Trans.], 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' (1886)
Edward Lear, 'The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse' (d.1888)
Oscar Wilde, 'The Happy Prince and Other Stories' (1888)
William Morris, 'News from Nowhere' (1890)
Thomas Hardy, 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' (1892)
Christina Rossetti, 'Selected Poems' (d.1894)
George MacDonald, 'Lilith' (1895)
H. G. Wells, 'The Time Machine' (1895)
Henry James, 'What Maisie Knew' (1897)
Elaine Showalter [Ed.], Daughters of Decadence' (1993)
Semester 07 Botting, F. (2014) Gothic (Routledge)
Chaplin, S. (2011) Gothic Literature (Longman)
Ellis, M. (2000) The History of Gothic Fiction (Edinburgh University Press)
Hogle, J. E. [Ed.] (2002) The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction (Cambridge University Press)
Khair, T. (2016) The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness: Ghosts from Elsewhere (Palgrave Macmillan)
Semester 08 Horace Walpole 'The Castle of Otranto' (1764)
William Beckford, 'Vathek' (1782)
Ann Radcliffe, 'The Mysteries of Udolpho' (1794)
Matthew Lewis, 'The Monk' (1796)
Jane Austen, Susan Fraiman [Ed.] 'Northanger Abbey' (1817)
Mary Shelley, J. Paul Hunter [Ed.] 'Frankenstein' (1818)
Charles Maturin, 'Melmoth the Wanderer' (1820)
Emily Brontë, R. Dunn [Ed.], 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings' (d.1849)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert S. Levine [Ed.], 'The House of Seven Gables' (1851)
Charles Dickens, 'Great Expectations' (1861)
Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (1886)
Oscar Wilde, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891)
George Du Maurier, 'Trilby' (1894)
Guy Boothby, 'A Bid for Fortune' (1895)
Bram Stoker, Nina Auerbach & David J. Skal [Eds.], 'Dracula' (1897)
Henry James, 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898)
H. P. Lovecraft, S. T. Joshi [Ed.], 'The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories' (d.1937)
Carson McCullers, 'The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter' (1940)
Angela Carter, 'The Magic Toyshop' (1967)
Stephen King, 'The Shining' (1977)
Chris Baldick [Ed.], 'The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales' (1993)
Mayra Montero, Edith Grossman [Trans], 'In the Palm of Darkness' (1998)
Margaret Atwood, 'The Blind Assassin' (2000)
Octavia C. Butler, 'Fledgling' (2005)
Semester 09 Ashcroft et al [Eds.] (2000) Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts (Routledge)
McLeod, J. (2010) Beginning Postcolonialism (Manchester University Press)
McClintock, A. (1995) Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Conquest (Routledge)
Said, E. (1978) Orientalism (Penguin)
Young, R. J. C. (2015) Empire, Colony, Postcolony: A Short History (Wiley-Blackwell)
Semester 10 Charlotte Brontë, Deborah Lutz [Ed.], 'Jane Eyre' (1847)
Jules Verne, 'The Steam House' (1880)
H. G Wells, 'The War of the Worlds' (1898)
Joseph Conrad, 'Heart of Darkness' (1899)
Rudyard Kipling, 'Kim' (1901)
E. M. Forster, 'A Passage to India' (1924)
Graham Greene, 'The Heart of the Matter' (1948)
Frantz Fanon, 'Black Skin, White Masks' (1952)
Frantz Fanon,  'The Wretched of the Earth' (1961)
Naguib Mahfouz, Trevor Le Gassick [Trans.], 'Midaq Alley' (1966)
Jean Rhys, 'Wide Sargasso Sea' (1966)
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, 'A Grain of Wheat' (1967)
Beryl Gilroy, 'Boy Sandwich' (1989)
Frederik Pohl, 'Jem' (1980)
Gabriel García Márquez, 'Love in the Time of Cholera' (1985)
Chinua Achebe, 'Anthills of the Savannah' (1987)
Sally Morgan, 'My Place' (1987)
Arundhati Roy, 'The God of Small Things' (1996)
Zadie Smith, 'White Teeth' (2000)
S. M. Stirling, 'The Peshawar Lancers' (2002)
Nalo Hopkinson & Uppinder Mehan [Eds.], 'So Long Been Dreaming' (2004)
Andrea Levy, 'Small Island' (2004)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 'Half of a Yellow Sun' (2007)
Tabish Khair, 'The Thing About Thugs' (2010)
Giannina Braschi, 'United States of Banana' (2011)
Semester 11 Attebery, B. (2014) Stories About Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth (Oxford University Press)
Bowser, R. A. & Croxall, B. [Eds.] (2016) Like Clockwork: Steampunk Pasts, Presents, and Futures (Minnesota University Press)
Filmer-Davies, K. (1996) Fantasy Fiction and Welsh Myth: Tales of Belonging (Palgrave Macmillan)
Hume, K. (2014) Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature (Routledge)
Sandner, D. [Ed.] (2004) Fantastic Literature (Praeger)
Semester 12 Madeleine L'Engle, 'A Wrinkle in Time' (1962)
Frank Herbert, 'Dune' (1965)
Alan Garner, 'The Owl Service' (1967)
Lloyd Alexander, 'The Chronicles of Prydain' (1968)
Norman Spinrad, 'The Iron Dream' (1972)
Ursula K. Le Guin, 'The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia' (1974)
Joanna Russ, 'The Female Man' (1975)
Marge Piercy, 'Woman on the Edge of Time' (1976)
George Alec Effinger, 'When Gravity Fails' (1986)
Jenny Nimmo, 'Snow Spider Trilogy' (1986-1989)
Susan Shwartz [Ed.], 'Arabesques’ (1988)
Mary Gentle, 'Rats and Gargoyles' (1990)
Terry Pratchett, 'Small Gods' (1992)
Melissa Scott, 'Shadow Man' (1995)
J. K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (1997)
Nalo Hopkinson, 'Skin Folk' (2001)
Evangeline Walton, 'The Mabinogion Tetralogy' (2002)
Susanna Clarke, 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' (2007)
Ekaterina Sedia [Ed.], 'Paper Cities' (2008)
Ann & Jeff VanderMeer [Eds.], 'Steampunk' (2008)
Lev Grossman, 'The Magicians' (2009)
Scott Westerfeld, 'Leviathan' (2009)
China Miéville, 'The City and the City' (2011)
Saladin Ahmed, 'Throne of the Crescent Moon' (2012)
David Gullen, 'Shopocalypse' (2013)
Writing Burroway, J., et al (2010) Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft: International Edition, Eight Edition (Pearson)
Halverson, D. (2011) Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons)
Ingermanson, R. & Economy, P. (2010) Writing Fiction for Dummies (Wiley)
Manser, M. & Curtis, S. (2002) The Penguin Writer's Manual (Penguin)
Mendlesohn, F. (2008) Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan University Press)
Scott, J. (2013) Creative Writing and Stylistics: Creative and Critical Approaches (Palgrave)
Strunk Jr., W. & , White, E. B. (2000) The Elements of Style: Fourth Edition (Longman)
VanderMeer, J. (2013) Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Abrams Image)
Wolf, M. J. P. (2012) Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation (Routledge)
Wood, J. (2009) How Fiction Works (Vintage)
New Critical Idioms Allen, G. (2000) Intertextuality (Routledge)
Anderson, L. (2010) Autobiography (Routledge)
Botting, F. (2013) Gothic (Routledge)
Bradford, R. (1997) Stylistics (Routledge)
Childs, P (2016) Modernism (Routledge)
Cobley, P. (2001) Narrative (Routledge)
Colebrook, C. (2003) Irony (Routledge)
Day, A. (2011) Romanticism (Routledge)
Frow, J. (2014) Genre (Routledge)
Garrard, G. (2011) Ecocriticism (Routledge)
Gilmore, J. T. (2017) Satire (Routledge)
Glover, D. (2008) Genders (Routledge)
Hawkes, D. (2003) Ideology (Routledge)
Innes, P. (2013) Epic (Routledge)
Loomba, A. (2015) Colonialism/Postcolonialism (Routledge)
Mills, S. (2004) Discourse (Routledge)
Punter, D (2007) Metaphor (Routledge)
Richards, J. (2007) Rhetoric (Routledge)
Shaw, P. (2017) The Sublime (Routledge)
Widowson, P. (1998) Literature (Routledge)
VSIs Allan, W. (2014) Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Bate, J. (2010) English Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Boyle, N. (2008) German Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Butler, C. (2010) Modernism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Eagleston, R. (2013) Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Ferber, M. (2010) Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Gutting, G. (2005) Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Groom, N. (2012) The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Keefer, K. (2008) The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Linafelt, T. (2016) The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Lyon, J. D. (2010) French Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Morales, H. (2007) Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Podany, A. H. (2013) The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Reynolds, K. (2011) Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Robinson, A. (2009) Writing: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Seed, D. (2011) Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Treharne, E. (2015) Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Wall, C. (2016) The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Wells, S. (2015) William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Young, R. J. C. (2003) Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)

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