As english Literature handbook
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Top Girls – Caryl Churchill
Both of these texts and Feminine Gospels (see below) will be needed for the first term
Feminine Gospels - Carol Anne Duffy
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
A Streetcar named Desire - Tennessee Williams
We will also be studying a range of poems by W. H. Auden- copies of the poems will be supplied but it is recommended that you research his life. There are several good biographies available which can be bought or borrowed from your local library.
You will also need to undertake independent wider reading in preparation for your exam which is designed to assess both the breadth and depth of your reading.
As part of your independent studies for English Literature you should aim to read one wider reading text a fortnight from the reading list included in this guide and to complete a reading log for each text you read.
It is worth investigating your local library for these as even if they do not normally stock a particular text they will be able to order it for you.
Your reading log will be checked every half term.
If you feel you are struggling or you need to talk/discuss anything to do with the course or its teachers please feel free to speak to the members of the department.
If you are struggling with a particular aspect of work, the following may be of assistance:
Useful resources are regularly uploaded to pearltrees
There are a range of study guides available from bookshops for many of the texts you will be studying but please be mindful of the academy policy on plagiarism if using these.
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