English taster sessions

English covers a huge array of different areas and gives you a chance to delve into a number of worlds throughout your course. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to study English at university, you can watch our sample lectures below.

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Jane eyre and fairytales

In this video, Dr Hetta Howes will shine a spotlight on Jane Eyre and the Charlotte Brontë’s use of fairytales in her novel from the A-level syllabus.

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Othello and genre

Taking you into the world of university-style seminars, Dr Hetta Howes will take you through a typical example of how we teach here at City, focused on the Shakespeare play Othello.

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Into the Bloody Chamber – Gender and Gothic Literature

Over this 40 minute taster session, Dr Hetta Howes will take a look into the role of gender and gothic literature through the lens of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber.

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Time and Space in Comics and Graphic Novels

This sample lecture from Dr Dom Davies of the English department at City, University of London will take you through them themes of time and space and how they appear in comics and graphic novels.

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Thomas Hardy's Wessex

Have you read Thomas Hardy’s Wessex and looking to expand your knowledge? This taster lecture will take you behind the scenes of this novel.

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

You might be studying the Thomas Hardy classic Tess of the d’Urbervilles so check out this taster lecture with insights from our academic team.

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