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Welcome to British Literature and Composition!

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In the immortal words of the Prime Minister as played by Hugh Grant in Love Actually, "Britain. We may be a small country, but we're a great one, too. The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter. David Beckham's right foot. David Beckham's left foot, come to that."

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  • How do our stories shape us? How do we shape the world around us with stories?
  • How is a period of literature a response to the culture/history of that period?
  • How is a period of literature a response to the previous period?
  • What themes/ideas transcend time and culture?
  • What are the key concepts, values, and literary forms of the various periods?
  • How has the English language changed over time?

Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Era


Renaissance


Restoration and Neoclassical


Romanticism


Victorian Era


Modern/Postmodern Era


Final Exams


Podcasts

You will be required to listen to at least one episode of either In Our Time or BBC History Magazine podcasts per month. Click on the links below to navigate to the podcast's page on the wiki.

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