16 August 2016
English Literature **Ages 15-17**
The Cambridge Summer College is a two week university preparation programme in the beautiful city of Cambridge. Participants on this programme will live and study at Peterhouse, Cambridge and select two subjects to explore in depth for the duration of the course. English Literature is a great choice for those passionate about the power and significance of the written word.
Students taking the English Literature course will study texts written in English, in the United Kingdom from 650AD to the present day.
The course will introduce students to new texts from leading, influential authors and teach students the techniques and approaches to undergraduate level practical criticism.
As well as studying both poetry and prose, students will consider the importance of literary theory on the study of English literature. The course will teach students the progression of the English language and the emergence of literary movements in England.
Topics covered may include:
• Old Englishand the origins of language
• Authorship and readership
• Middle English lyrics and exegetical culture
• Shakespeare's Comedies
• Memories and diaries of Virginia Woolf
• Renaissance pamphlets
• Practical criticism
• Conceptual-technological literature
• Victorian Literature
• The Cambridge school of poetry
• The journals and poetry of Sylvia Plath
All our courses are led by expert Oxbridge academics
This course is ideal for 15 - 17 year olds who are looking for a challenging literature course or are looking to take English at university.
GBP 0: The course fees include all tuition, accommodation and main meals (breakfast and dinner) at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. Activities and excursions whilst on the programme are also covered by the fee but please note that flights to and from the UK are not included.