English Literature & Creative Writing

Overview

English Literature & Creative Writing introduces students to a diverse range of literary styles and techniques, to develop their literary knowledge, creative writing skills and ability to form critical response. During the course students discuss famous literary works, both classic and modern, including works of fiction, poetry and play. The Creative Writing aspect of the course enables students to develop their own writing techniques and ideas, drawing inspiration from both the texts studied and from the wealth of British literary history available to our students whilst studying in the UK. Also included is the exciting opportunity to participate in creative workshops, as well as see theatre productions of some of the literary texts studied.

At a Glance

Length of Course
Two weeks - St Hugh's
Key Skills Developed
Creative Writing, Analysis, Critical Thinking, Independent Study
Language Level Required
Intermediate and above
Suitable for further study or career
English Literature, Journalism, Advertising, Teaching

Prices & Dates

  • 2 Weeks
  • 02/07/2018 — 16/07/2018
    Price £3,700
  • 16/07/2018 — 30/07/2018
    Price £3,700
  • 30/07/2018 — 13/08/2018
    Price £3,700

Why choose English Literature & Creative Writing at Oxford College Summer School?

Oxford College Summer School’s English Literature & Creative Writing programme is a unique two week residential programme situated in the heart of historic Oxford.

We have created our English Literature & Creative Writing programme at Oxford College Summer School to further our students’ appreciation of English literature, as well as to develop their creative writing techniques. Through a series of interactive lessons and workshops, students improve their ability to effectively participate in lectures and tutorials, as well as developing their ability to research and critically analyse a variety of texts.

At Oxford College Summer School, our dynamic tutors ensure that the English Literature & Creative Writing programme focuses on learning through communicating, meaning that all students participate actively in spoken English at all times.

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Course Objectives

  • To study a diverse array of literary works, their themes and contexts, including fiction, short stories, poetry and Shakespeare.
  • To express critical responses to literary examples during stimulating group discussions.
  • To develop a personal writing technique and style.
  • To understand how to use different structures for various writing effects, taking inspiration from the texts studied.
  • To create and present a class anthology of literary works.
  • To improve all-round confidence in using English communicatively.

The Art of Writing Creatively

The creative writing aspect of the programme allows students to develop their own creative techniques, drawing inspiration from the literary works studied and the wealth of British literary history available to our students while studying in the United Kingdom. As a class, students will create an anthology of their creative efforts and their programme will culminate with a presentation of their works.


Where can English Literature & Creative Writing take me?

A strong understanding of literature and the ability to write well for a range of audiences can open up a lot of opportunities.  If you want to focus on a profession which relies on an accurate and impressive writing style  –  such as a journalist, author, or Public Relations professional – our English Literature & Creative Writing programme will offer you the training and guidance you need.

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