Creating Storyworlds, Exploring Literature
Preliminary Reading Brown, P., Roediger, H. & McDaniel, M. (2014) Make it Stick (Harvard University Press)  
Foundation Bould, M. & Vint, S. (2011) The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (Routledge)
Brown, C. G. with W. Hamish Fraser (2010) Britain Since 1707 (Routledge)
Eagleton, T. (2008) Literary Theory: An Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell)
Ellis, M. (2000) The History of Gothic Fiction (Edinburgh University Press)
Hawthorne, J. (2017) Studying the Novel: Seventh Edition (Bloomsbury)
Lopate, P. [Ed.] (1995) The Art of the Personal Essay (Anchor)
Mendlesohn, F. & James, E. (2012) Short History of Fantasy: 2nd Edition (Libri Publishing)
Parrinder, P. (2008) Nation and Novel: The English Novel from Its Origins to the Present Day (Oxford University Press)
Sandner, D. [Ed.] (2004) Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader (Praeger)
Young, R. J. C. (2015) Empire, Colony, Postcolony: A Short History (Wiley-Blackwell)

Olaudah Equiano, 'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano' (1789)
Jane Austen, ‘Emma’ (1815)
Mary Shelley, 'Frankenstein' (1818)
George Meredith, 'The Shaving of Shagpat' (1856)
George Eliot, 'Middlemarch' (1872)
Virginia Woolf, 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925)
Aldous Huxley, 'Brave New World' (1932)
George Orwell, 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' (1949)
Frederik Pohl, 'Jem' (1980)
Zadie Smith, 'White Teeth' (2000)
Reading Theory Glen, H. [Ed.] (2009) The Cambridge Companion to the Brontės (Cambridge University Press)
Hogle, J. E. [Ed.] (2002) The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction (Cambridge University Press)
James, E. & Mendlesohn, F. [Eds.] (2012) The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (CUP)
James, S. J. (2012) Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture (Oxford University Press)
Loomba, A. (2015) Colonialism/Postcolonialism (Routledge)
Mendlesohn, F. (2008) Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan University Press)
Palmer, B. (2010) Victorian Literature (Longman)
Richter, D. H. (2017) Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Wiley-Blackwell)
Schwartz, D. R. (2004) Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890-1930 (Wiley-Blackwell)
Todd, J. (2015) The Cambridge Introduction to Jane Austen (Cambridge University Press)
Long Eighteenth Century John Bunyan, 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678)
Aphra Behn, 'Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave' (1688)
Daniel Defoe, 'Moll Flanders' (1722)
Jonathan Swift, 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726)
Samuel Richardson, 'Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded' (1740)
Henry Fielding, 'The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling' (1749)
Horace Walpole 'The Castle of Otranto' (1764)
Laurence Sterne, 'Tristram Shandy' (1767)
Fanny Burney, 'Evelina' (1778)
William Godwin, 'Caleb Williams' (1794)
Walter Scott, 'Waverley' (1814)
Jane Austen
Victorian Literature
Jane Austen, 'Sense and Sensibility' (1811)
Jane Austen, 'Pride and Prejudice' (1813)
Jane Austen, 'Mansfield Park' (1814)
Jane Austen, 'Northanger Abbey' (1817)
Jane Austen, 'Persuasion' (1817)
Elizabeth Gaskell, 'North and South' (1854)
Charles Dickens, 'Great Expectations' (1861)
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 'Lady Audley's Secret' (1862)
Thomas Hardy, 'Far From the Madding Crowd' (1887)
Oscar Wilde, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891)
Gothic Literature William Beckford, 'Vathek' (1782)
Ann Radcliffe, 'The Mysteries of Udolpho' (1794)
Matthew Lewis, 'The Monk' (1796)
Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' (1886)
Bram Stoker 'Dracula' (1897)
Henry James, 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898)
Djuna Barnes, 'Nightwood' (1936)
Angela Carter, 'The Magic Toyshop' (1967)
Chris Baldick [Ed.], 'The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales' (1993)
Mayra Montero, Edith Grossman [Trans.], 'In the Palm of Darkness' (1998)
The Brontės
H. G. Wells
Anne Brontė, 'Agnes Grey' (1847)
Charlotte Brontė, 'Jane Eyre' (1847)
Emily Brontė, 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Anne Brontė, 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (1848)
Charlotte Brontė, 'Shirley' (1849)
H. G. Wells, 'The Time Machine' (1895)
H. G. Wells, 'The War of the Worlds (1898)
H. G. Wells, 'The First Men in the Moon' (1901)
H. G. Wells, 'Tono-Bungay' (1909)
H. G. Wells, 'Boon' (1915)
The Modern Novel
Thomas Hardy, 'Jude the Obscure' (1895)
Joseph Conrad, 'Heart of Darkness' (1899)
Joseph Conrad, 'Lord Jim' (1900)
D. H. Lawrence, 'Sons and Lovers' (1913)
James Joyce, 'Dubliners' (1914)
D. H. Lawrence, 'The Rainbow' (1915)
James Joyce, 'Ulysses' (1922)
E. M. Forster, 'Passage to India' (1924)
Virginia Woolf, 'To the Lighthouse' (1927)
Virginia Woolf, 'Orlando: A Biography' (1928)
Early Fantasy
Chinua Achebe, 'Things Fall Apart' (1958)
Naguib Mahfouz, 'Midaq Alley' (Trans. 1966)
Jean Rhys, 'Wide Sargasso Sea' (1966)
Arundhati Roy, 'The God of Small Things' (1997)
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, 'Wizard of the Crow' (2004)
George MacDonald, 'Lilith' (1895)
David Lindsay, 'A Voyage to Arcturus' (1920)
E. R. Eddison, 'The Worm Ouroboros' (1922)
Hope Mirrless, 'Lud-in-the-Mist' (1926)
Sylvia Townsend Warner, 'Lolly Willowes' (1926)
Postwar Fantasy Mervyn Peake, ‘Gormenghast’ (1946-1959)
Ursula Le Guin, 'A Wizard of Earthsea' (1968)
Michael Ende, R. Manheim [Trans.], 'The Neverending Story' (1979)
Angela Carter, 'Nights at the Circus' (1984)
Terry Pratchett, 'Small Gods' (1992)
William Gibson & Bruce Sterling, 'The Difference Engine' (1990)
Nalo Hopkinson, 'Skin Folk' (2001)
Octavia C. Butler, 'Fledgling' (2005)
Susanna Clarke, 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' (2007)
China Miéville, 'The City and the City' (2011)
Writing Skills Bernays, A. & Painter, P. (2005) What If? (Collins Reference)
Burroway, J., et al (2010) Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft: International Edition, Eight Edition (Pearson)
Clark, R. P. (2008) Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Little Brown Book Group)
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)
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)

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