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English Literature and Film Studies

Keele University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

The English Literature and Film Studies course at Keele gives students a chance to study cinema and literature
alongside each other, considering important connections and differences
between these art forms. Literature and film continue to draw on and support each other,
whether this is the adaptation of classics for the screen or the
shared methods and approaches we use to analyse genre, identity,
and style in films, television shows, plays, and novels. You will gain
a deep understanding of the history of cinema and of literature, and
we place emphasis on how creative texts in both forms relate to their
social and cultural situations, whether this means understanding how
writers have responded to contemporary concerns or how films have
depicted race, class, and gender.

Selecting from a range of modules covering literature and film
from across different time periods and national cultures, you
will develop advanced skills in analysis. You will have opportunities
to draw on Keele’s wide strengths to study (for example) film music
or documentaries; and you can specialise as you progress through
the degree.

Studying English literature, film, and television at Keele will set you up
for many careers, some closely related to these subjects and some
that draw on the unique skills that you will develop and apply to new
areas. For example, you may enter the creative industries, writing your
own material, whether this is fiction or poetry, screenplays or journalism.
The degree gives you an appreciation for the conditions in which literary
and screen texts are produced, giving you an open-minded, inquisitive
approach to problems, as well as the practical, conceptual, and
analytical skills required to provide solutions that take account of
many factors. You will also be able to communicate complex ideas
effectively to different kinds of audience, producing persuasive
arguments informed by careful research. These skills prepare you for
careers in local and national government, marketing, and management.
You could take further study to qualify as a teacher, lecturer, or work in
the legal profession.

About this institute

Keele University

The University received its Royal Charter in 1962 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Today we still uphold that commitment in every aspect of life at Keele University. We work...

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