United Kingdom, Oxford

English Literature **Ages 15-18**

when 7 August 2017 - 21 August 2017
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3895

Oxford Summer College is a two week university preparation course held in the heart of Oxford. Students at Oxford Summer College opting for the English Literature course study texts written in English, in the United Kingdom. The course covers English Language and theory as well as significant texts from English Literature. Students are encouraged to challenge their preconceptions of genre and form and engage in close reading and practical criticism to an undergraduate level. By the end of the course, students have a comprehensive understanding of the movements of English Literature and important texts from each era.

Topics include:
o Old English
o Roland Barthes’ The Death of the Reader
o Shakespeare
o Metaphor
o Victorian Literature
o Modernism and war poetry
o John Milton’s Paradise Lost

Course leader

Expert Oxbridge-educated tutors

Target group

Students aged 15-18 who are interested in pursuing higher education in Literature-based courses at leading universities.

Course aim

The course aims to give students an insight into undergraduate study of Literature. It involves textual analysis of a range of different mediums and discussion of important themes within their historical and cultural context.

Fee info

GBP 3895: The course fee covers all tuition, accommodation and main meals at St Cross College. It also covers all activities, excursions included in the course and airport transfers between Oxford and London. Flights to and from London are not included.