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ENGL 101: World Literature

This course seeks to look beyond the boundaries of traditional courses in English Literature by enabling students to explore a wide and exciting range of texts: from world literatures in English (Rushdie, Munro, Atwood), to the literatures that have influenced the development of English (from the Bible and classical figures such as Ovid and Homer, through to Medieval and Early Modern authors such as Dante and Rabelais), to modern and contemporary world authors in translation (Kafka, Borges, Salih and Murukami), to new media writing and the graphic novel.

The course is also designed to foster new and exciting fusions between traditional literary criticism and creative writing, and to enable students to become more conscious of writing practice and process.

Any text on this course which was not written in English will be studied in translation. No additional language skills are required.

NB: successful completion of this course does not lead to acceptance on to English Literature as a single or combined degree course at Part Two. Students wishing to progress to Part Two in English Literature need to pass ENGL100 English Literature.


Student Journals


The Flash Journal is an undergraduate run termly journal which publishes fiction, poetry, critical and hybrid work by current Lancaster undergrads. Go to Flash»


Cake publishes poetry, flash fiction and reviews with work from established poets and newcomers alike. Go to Cake»


Royal Literary Fund Fellow

Philip Caveney

The Department is working with the Royal Literary Fund and is pleased to host a Fellow to advise students on writing.

Current students

For information including:

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go to resources for current students.

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