Preliminary Reading
Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L. and McDaniel, M. A. (2014) Make it Stick (Harvard University Press)
Cavanagh, D. et al [Ed.] (2014) The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature (Edinburgh University Press)
Clark, R. P. (2008) Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Little Brown and Company)
Crystal, D. (2005) The Stories of English (Penguin)
Montgomery, M. et al (2013) Ways of Reading: 4th Edition (Routledge)

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Reading Literature, Writing Literature
Alexander, M. (2013) A History of English Literature: Third Edition (Palgrave MacMillan)
Bal, M. (2009) Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative (University of Toronto Press)
Barry, P. (2017) Beginning Theory: Fourth Edition (Manchester University Press)
Bate, J. (2008) The Genius of Shakespeare (Pan Macmillan)
Botting, F. (2013) Gothic (Routledge)
Breckman, W. (2015) European Romanticism: A Brief History With Documents (Hackett)
Burroway, J., et al (2010) Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft: International Edition, Eight Edition (Pearson)
Davies, N. (2000) The Isles: A History (Papermac)
Eagleton, T. (2013) The English Novel: An Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell)
Furniss, T. & Bath, M. (2007) Reading Poetry: An Introduction, Second Edition (Pearson)
Halverson, D. (2011) Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons)
Hawthorne, J. (2017) Studying the Novel: Seventh Edition (Bloomsbury)
Ingermanson, R. & Economy, P. (2010) Writing Fiction for Dummies (Wiley)
Koch, K. (1999) Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry (Pocket Books)
Lennard, J. & Luckhurst, M. (2003) The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays (Oxford University Press)
Moi, T. (2002) Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (Routledge)
Parrinder, P. (2008) Nation and Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day (Oxford University Press)
Penhallurick, R. (2010) Studying the English Language (Palgrave)
Prose, F. (2006) Reading Like A Writer (Aurum Press)
Rees-Jones, D. (2005) Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets (Bloodaxe)
Scott, J. (2013) Creative Writing and Stylistics (Palgrave)
Short, M. H. & Leech, G. N. (2007) Style in Fiction: A Linguistic Introduction to English Fictional Prose (Routledge)
Showalter, E. (2009) A Literature Of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Brontë to Lessing (Virago)
Smiley, J. (2006) Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel (Faber & Faber)
Strunk Jr., W. & , White, E. B. (2000) The Elements of Style: Fourth Edition (Longman)

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Literature
S. Heaney [Tr.], D. Donoghue [Ed.], 'Beowulf' (c. 700–900)
Bede, L. Sherley-Price [Tr.], 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People' (731 CE)
Geoffrey of Monmouth, L. Thorpe [Tr.], 'The History of the Kings of Britain' (c.1136)
Dante, R. Kirkpatrick [Tr.], 'Inferno' (1320)
M. Borroff [Tr. Ed.], ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ (late 14th century)
Geoffrey Chaucer, 'The Canterbury Tales [The Knight’s Tale]' (c.1400)
Margery Kempe, L. Staley [Tr.], 'The Book of Margery Kempe' (1430s)
Anon., 'Everyman' (15th century)
Bartolomé de las Casas, 'A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies' (1552)
William Shakespeare, 'Titus Andronicus' (1593)
William Shakespeare, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595)
William Shakespeare, 'The Merchant of Venice’ (1596–1597)
William Shakespeare, 'Twelfth Night' (1601)
William Shakespeare, 'Othello' (1603–1604)
William Shakespeare, 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606)
William Shakespeare, 'The Tempest' (1610–1611)
John Webster, 'The Duchess of Malfi' (1613-1614)
Miguel De Cervantes, B. Raffel [Tr.], 'Don Quijote' (1611)
John Milton, G. Teskey [Ed.], 'Paradise Lost' (1667)
Aphra Behn, J. Lipking [Ed.], 'Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave' (1688)
Alexander Pope, 'The Rape of the Lock' (1717)
Daniel Defoe, M. Shinagel [Ed.], 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719)
Daniel Defoe, 'A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain' (1724-1727)
Eliza Haywood, 'Fantomina' (1725)
Jonathan Swift, A. J. Rivero [Ed.], 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726)
John Gay, 'The Beggar's Opera' (1728)
Samuel Richardson, 'Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded' (1740)
Henry Fielding, H. Goldberg [Ed.], 'Tom Jones' (1749)
Charlotte Lennox, 'The Female Quixote' (1752)
Samuel Johnson, 'The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia' (1759)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 'The Turkish Embassy Letters' (1763)
Horace Walpole 'The Castle of Otranto' (1764)
Laurence Sterne, H. Anderson [Ed.], 'Tristram Shandy' (1767)
Tobias Smollett, 'The Expedition of Humphry Clinker' (1771)
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, 'A Narrative of the Life of Ukawsaw Gronniosaw' (1772)
Samuel Johnson, 'A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland' (1775)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, ‘The School for Scandal’ (1777)
Frances Burney, 'Evelina' (1778)
Ignatius Sancho, 'The Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African' (1782)
George Coleman the Younger, ‘Inkle and Yarico’ (1787)
Olaudah Equiano, 'The Life of Olaudah Equiano' (1789)
Phebe Gibbes, ‘Harty House, Calcutta’ (1789)
William Blake, 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience' (1789-1794)
James Boswell, 'The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.' (1791)
Thomas Paine, 'Rights of Man' (1791)
Mary Wollstonecraft, 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' (1792)
Dean Mahomet, ‘The Travels of Dean Mahomet’ (1793)
William Godwin, 'The Adventures of Caleb Williams' (1794)
Mary Hays, 'Memoirs of Emma Courtney' (1796)
Mary Wollstonecraft, 'Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman' (1798)
William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads' (1800)
Sydney Owenson [Lady Morgan], 'The Wild Irish Girl' (1806)
Jane Austen, D. Gray & M. A. Favret [Eds.], 'Pride and Prejudice' (1813)
Walter Scott, 'The Antiquary' (1816)
Maria Edgeworth, 'Harrington' (1817)
Mary Shelley, J. P. Hunter [Ed.], 'Frankenstein' (1818)
Thomas De Quincey, 'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater' (1821)
William Cobbett, 'Rural Rides' (1822-1826)
D. H. Reiman & N. Fraistat [Eds.], 'Shelley's Poetry & Prose' (d.1822)
Mary Prince, 'The History of Mary Prince' (1831)
Frances Burney,‎ Peter Sabor [Ed.], 'Journals and Letters' (d.1840)
Charles Dickens, 'A Christmas Carol' (1843)
Anne Brontë, 'Agnes Gray' (1847)
Charlotte Brontë, D. Lutz [Ed.], 'Jane Eyre' (1847)
Emily Brontë, R. Dunn [Ed.], 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Anne Brontë, 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (1848)
Charlotte Brontë, 'Shirley' (1849)
Charles Dickens, J. H. Buckley [Ed.], 'David Copperfield' (1850)
N. Halmi [Ed.], 'Wordsworth's Poetry and Prose' (d.1850)
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852)
Charlotte Brontë, 'Villette' (1853)
Charles Dickens, 'Bleak House' (1853)
Charles Dickens, F. Kaplan [Ed.], 'Hard Times' (1854)
Elizabeth Gaskell, A. Shelston [Ed.], 'North and South' (1855)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'Aurora Leigh' (1856)
Mary Seacole, 'Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands' (1857)
Wilkie Collins, 'The Woman in White' (1859)
Charles Dickens, E. Rosenberg [Ed.], 'Great Expectations' (1861)
Mary Elizabeth Brandon, 'Lady Audley's Secret' (1862)
Lewis Carroll, D. Gray [Ed.], 'Alice in Wonderland' (1865/1871)
Emily Eden, 'Up The Country' (1867)
Wilkie Collins, 'The Moonstone' (1868)
Esteban Echeverria, 'Slaughter Yard' (1871)
George Eliot, B. G. Hornback [Ed.], 'Middlemarch' (1872)
George Eliot, ‘Daniel Deronda’ (1876)
Henrik Ibsen, 'A Doll's House' (1879)
Olive Schreiner, 'The Story of an African Farm' (1883)
H. Rider Haggard, 'King Solomon's Mines' (1885)
Robert Louis Stevenson, K. Linehan [Ed'], 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (1886)
Edward Lear, 'The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse' (d.1888)
Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Sign of the Four' (1890)
Oscar Wilde, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1890)
Thomas Hardy, 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' (1891)
George & Weedon Grossmith, 'Diary of a Nobody' (1892)
R. W. Hill [Ed.], 'Tennyson's Poetry' (d.1892)
Robert Louis Stephenson, 'South Sea Tales' (1893)
Christina Rossetti, 'Selected Poems' (d.1894)
H. G. Wells, S. Arata [Ed.], 'The Time Machine' (1895)
Oscar Wilde, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (1895)
Bram Stoker, N. Auerbach & D. Skal [Eds.], 'Dracula' (1897)
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The Postcolonial
Anderson, B. (2006) Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (Verso Books)
Ashcroft, B., Griffiths, G. and Tiffin, H. [Eds.] (2006) The Post-colonial Studies Reader (Taylor & Francis)
Boehmer, E. (2005) Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors (Oxford University Press)
Brantlinger, P. (2009) Victorian Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh University Press)
Darwin, J. (2011) The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World System, 1830-1970 (Cambridge University Press)
Fanon, F., Markmann, C. L. [Tr.] (1952) Black Skin, White Masks (Pluto)
Fanon, F., Farrington, C. [Tr.] (1961) The Wretched of the Earth (Penguin)
Fredrickson, G. M. (2003) Racism: A Short History (Princeton University Press)
Gilroy, P. (2004) After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture (Routledge)
Grzanka, P. R. (2014) Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader (Westview Press)
Kaul, S. (2000) Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire: English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century (University of Virginia Press)
Kumar, K. (2003) The Making of English National Identity (Cambridge University Press)
Loomba, A. (1998) Shakespeare, Race, And Colonialism (Oxford University Press)
Loomba, A. (2005) Colonialism/Postcolonialism (Routledge)
McClintock, A. (2013) Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge)
Newsinger, J. (2000) The Blood Never Dried: A People's History of the British Empire (Bookmarks)
Nussbaum, F. (1995) Torrid Zones: Maternity, Sexuality, and Empire in Eighteenth-Century English Narratives (The Johns Hopkins University Press)
Olusoga, D. (2017) Black and British: A Forgotten History (Pan)
Patke, R. S. (2006) Postcolonial Poetry in English (Oxford University Press)
Said, E. W. (2003) Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (Penguin)
Said, E. W. (2012) Culture and Imperialism (Vintage)
Varisco, D. M. (2007) Reading Orientalism: Said and the Unsaid (University of Washington Press)
Tharoor, S. (2017) Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India (Hurst)
Young, R. J. C. (2015) Empire, Colony, Postcolony: A Short History (Wiley-Blackwell)
Zinn, H. (2008) A People's History of the American Empire (Metropolitan Books)

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Joseph Conrad, T. C. Moser [Ed.], 'Lord Jim' (1900)
Rudyard Kipling, ‘Kim’ (1901)
Joseph Conrad, ‘Heart of Darkness’ (1902)
Henry James, 'The Wings of the Dove' (1902)
George Bernard Shaw, 'Pygmalion' (1912)
D. H. Lawrence, 'Sons and Lovers' (1913)
James Joyce, M. Norris [Ed.], 'Dubliners' (1914)
Franz Kafka, 'The Metamorphosis' (1915)
James Joyce, 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' (1916)
T. S. Eliot, 'The Waste Land' (1922)
James Joyce, 'Ulysses' (1922)
E. M. Forster, 'A Passage to India' (1924)
Virginia Woolf, 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925)
J. B. Priestly, 'English Journey' (1934)
Mulk Raj Anand, ‘Coolie’ (1936)
Zora Neale Hurston, 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' (1937)
C L R James, ‘The Black Jacobins’ (1938)
Raja Rao, ‘Kanthapura’ (1938)
W. B. Yeats, T. Webb [Ed.], 'Selected Poetry' (d.1939)
Dylan Thomas, 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog' (1940)
Rabindranath Tagore, ‘Selected Poems’ (d.1941)
Ismat Chughtai, Tahira Naqvi [Tr.], 'The Crooked Line' (1944)
Naguib Mahfouz, 'Midaq Alley' (1947)
Graham Greene, 'The Heart of the Matter' (1948)
Alejo Carentier, ‘The Kingdom of This World’ (1949)
George Orwell, 'Nineteen-eighty Four' (1949)
George Lamming, ‘In the Castle of My Skin’ (1950)
Samuel Beckett, 'Waiting for Godot' (tr.1955)
Vladimir Nabokov, ‘Lolita’ (1955)
Samuel Selvon, ‘The Lonely Londoners’ (1956)
Harold Pinter, 'The Birthday Party' (1957)
Shelagh Delaney, 'A Taste of Honey' (1958)
Chinua Achebe, ‘Things Fall Apart’ (1959)
E. R. Braithwaite, 'To Sir, With Love' (1959)
Es'kia Mphahlele, 'Down Second Avenue' (1959)
Ousmane Sembene, 'God’s Bits of Wood’ (1960)
Doris Lessing, 'The Golden Notebook' (1962)
Waguih Ghali, 'Beer in the Snooker Club' (1964)
I. M. Parsons [Ed.], 'Men Who March Away' (1965)
Jean Rhys, ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ (1966)
V. S. Naipaul, ‘A House for Mr. Biswas ‘(1967)
Ayi Kwei Armah, ‘The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born’ (1968)
Maya Angelou, 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' (1969)
Aime Césaire, ‘A Tempest’ (1969)
Tayib Salih, ‘Season of Migration to the North’ (1969)
J. G. Farrell, 'Troubles' (1970)
W. H. Auden, E. Mendelsohn [Ed.] 'Selected Poems' (d.1973)
Bessie Head, ‘A Question of Power’ (1974)
Nawal El Saadawi, ‘Woman at Point Zero’ (1975)
Wole Soyinka, ‘Death and the King's Horseman’ (1975)
Athol Fugard, ‘The Island’ (1976)
Ama Ata Aidoo, ‘Our Sister Killjoy’ (1977)
Caryl Churchill, 'Cloud 9' (1979)
Buchi Emecheta, ‘The Joys of Motherhood’ (1979)
Mariama Ba, ‘So Long a Letter’ (1981)
Brian Friel, ‘Translations’ (1981)
Nadine Gordimer, ‘July's People’ (1981)
Salman Rushdie, ‘Midnight’s Children’ (1981)
Isabel Allende, M. Bogin [Tr.], 'The House of the Spirits' (1982)
Tariq Mehmood, 'Hand on the Sun' (1983)
Angela Carter, 'Nights at the Circus' (1984)
Keri Hulme, ‘The Bone People’ (1984)
Ken Saro Wiwa, ‘Sozaboy’ (1985)
Jeanette Winterson, 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit' (1985)
Michelle Cliff, ‘No Telephone To Heaven’ (1987)
Tsitsi Dangarembga, ‘Nervous Conditions’ (1988)
Jamaica Kincaid, ‘A Small Place’ (1988)
Bapsi Sidhwa, ‘Cracking India’ (1988)
Mario Vargas Llosa, ‘The Storyteller’ (1989)
Ben Okri, ‘The Famished Road’ (1991)
Seamus Heaney, 'New Selected Poems 1966–1987' (1990)
Hanif Kureishi, ‘The Buddha of Suburbia’ (1990)
E. A. Markham [Ed.], 'Hinterland' (1990)
Derek Walcott, ‘Omeros’ (1990)
Jung Chang, ‘Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China’ (1991)
Michael Ondaatje, 'The English Patient' (1992)
Shyam Selvadurai, ‘Funny Boy’ (1994)
Mahasweta Devi, ‘Imaginary Maps’ (1995)
Rohinton Mistry, 'A Fine Balance' (1995)
Peter Carey, ‘Jack Maggs’ (1997)
Caryl Phillips, 'The Nature of Blood' (1997)
Arundhati Roy, ‘The God of Small Things’ (1998)
J. M. Coetzee, ‘Disgrace’ (1999)
Edwidge Danticat, ‘The Farming of Bones’ (1999)
Zadie Smith, 'White Teeth' (2000)
Orhan Pamuk, ‘Snow’ (2002)
A. Croft & A. Mitchell [Eds.], 'Red Sky at Night: Socialist Poetry' (2003)
M. G. Vassanji, ‘The In-Between World of Vikram Lall’ (2003)
David Hare, 'Stuff Happens' (2004)
Andrea Levy, 'Small Island' (2004)
Deryn Rees-Jones [Ed.], 'Modern Women Poets' (2005)
Ngugi wa Thiong’o, ‘Wizard of the Crow’ (2006)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 'Half of a Yellow Sun’ (2007)
Dohra Ahmad [Ed.], 'Rotten English: A Literary Anthology' (2007)
Mohsin Hamid, 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (2007)
Amitav Ghosh, ‘The Sea of Poppies’ (2008)
Tabish Khair, 'The Thing About Thugs' (2010)
Michaela Coel, 'Chewing Gum Dreams' (2013)
Carol Ann Duffy, 'Everyman' (2015)
P. Hensher [Ed.], 'The Penguin Book of the British Short Story Vol. 2' (2015)

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