Studying Literature & Language
Abbott, H. P. (2008) The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Cambridge University Press)
Alexander, M. (2013) A History of English Literature: Third Edition (Palgrave MacMillan)
Bate, J. (2008) The Genius of Shakespeare (Pan Macmillan)
Bennett, A. & Royle, N. (2016) An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory: Fifth Edition (Routledge)
Botting, F. (2013) Gothic (Routledge)
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)
Eagleton, T. (2004) The English Novel: An Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell)
Eagleton, T. (2008) Literary Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell)
Ellis, S. [Ed.] (2005) Chaucer: An Oxford Guide (Oxford University Press)
Furniss, T. & Bath, M. (2007) Reading Poetry: An Introduction, Second Edition (Pearson)
Hawthorne, J. (2017) Studying the Novel: Seventh Edition (Bloomsbury)
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)
Montgomery, M. et al (2013) Ways of Reading: 4th Edition (Routledge)
Morgan, K. O. [Ed.] (2010) The Oxford History of Britain (Oxford University Press)
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)
Rees-Jones, D. (2005) Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets (Bloodaxe)
Strunk Jr., W. & , White, E. B. (2000) The Elements of Style: Fourth Edition (Longman)
Sutherland, J. (2010) 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (Quercus)
Trussler, S. (2000) The Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre (Cambridge University Press)
Wood, J. (2009) How Fiction Works (Vintage)
Yule, G. (2016) The Study of Language: 6th Edition (Cambridge University Press)
Homer, A. Cook [Tr., Ed.], 'The Odyssey' (8th century BCE)
Euripedes, S. Murnaghan [Tr.], 'Medea' (431 BCE)
Ovid, C. Martin [Tr., Ed.], 'Metamorphoses' (8 CE)
Seamus Heaney [Tr.], 'Beowulf' (c. 700–900 CE)
Dante Alighieri, M. Palma [Tr.], G. Mazzotta [Ed.] 'Inferno' (1320)
Marie Borroff [Tr. Ed.], ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ (14th century)
Geoffrey Chaucer, 'The Canterbury Tales [The Knight’s Tale]' (1400)
Anonymous, 'Everyman' (15th Century)
William Shakespeare, J. Bate [Ed.], 'Titus Andronicus' (1593)
William Shakespeare, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595)
William Shakespeare, 'Henry IV, Part 1' (1596–1597)
William Shakespeare, 'As You Like It' (1599–1600)
William Shakespeare, 'Hamlet' (1599–1601)
William Shakespeare, K. Elam [Ed.], 'Twelfth Night' (1601)

William Shakespeare, 'Othello' (1603–1604) 
William Shakespeare, 'King Lear' (1605–1606)
William Shakespeare, 'Macbeth' (1606)
William Shakespeare, 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606)
William Shakespeare, 'The Tempest' (1610–1611)
Miguel De Cervantes, B. Raffel [Tr.], 'Don Quijote' (1605-1615)
John Milton, G. Teskey [Ed.], 'Paradise Lost' (1667)
Aphra Behn, J. Lipking [Ed.], 'Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave' (1688)
William Congreve, 'The Way of the World' (1700)
Daniel Defoe, M. Shinagel [Ed.], 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719)
Jonathan Swift, A. J. Rivero [Ed.], 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726)
Samuel Richardson, 'Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded' (1740)
Henry Fielding, H. Goldberg [Ed.], 'Tom Jones' (1749)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 'The Turkish Embassy Letters' (1763)
Horace Walpole 'The Castle of Otranto' (1764)
Laurence Sterne, H. Anderson [Ed.], 'Tristram Shandy' (1767)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 'The Sorrows of the Young Werther' (1774)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, ‘The School for Scandal’ (1777)
Olaudah Equiano, 'The Life of Olaudah Equiano' (1789)
Mary Wollstonecraft, 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' (1792)
Dean Mahomet, 'The Travels of Dean Mahomet' (1793)
Ann Radcliffe, 'The Mysteries of Udolpho' (1794)
Matthew Lewis, 'The Monk' (1796)
William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads' (1800)
Jane Austen, D. Gray & M. A. Favret [Eds.], 'Pride and Prejudice' (1813)
Jane Austen, C. Johnson [Ed.], 'Mansfield Park' (1814)
Walter Scott, 'The Antiquary' (1816)
Jane Austen, S. Fraiman [Ed.], 'Northanger Abbey' (1818)
Mary Shelley, J. P. Hunter [Ed.], 'Frankenstein' (1818)
Shelley, D. Reiman & N. Fraistat [Eds.], 'Shelley's Poetry & Prose' (d.1822)
Charles Dickens, 'A Christmas Carol' (1843)
Emily Brontë, R. Dunn [Ed.], 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Charlotte Brontë, D. Lutz [Ed.], 'Jane Eyre' (1847)
Anne Brontë, 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (1848)
Charles Dickens, J. H. Buckley [Ed.], 'David Copperfield' (1850)
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852)
Charles Dickens, F. Kaplan [Ed.], 'Hard Times' (1854)
Elizabeth Gaskell, A. Shelston [Ed.], 'North and South' (1855)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'Aurora Leigh' (1856)
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)
Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend' (1865)
Emily Eden, 'Up The Country' (1867)
George Eliot, B. G. Hornback [Ed.], 'Middlemarch' (1872)
Leo Tolstoy, 'Anna Karenina' (1877)
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, 'Treasure Island' (1883)
Robert Louis Stevenson, K. Linehan [Ed'], 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (1886)
Edward Lear, 'The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse' (d.1888)
Oscar Wilde, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891)
George Du Maurier, 'Trilby' (1894)
Thomas Hardy, Ralph Pite [Ed.], 'Jude the Obscure' (1895)
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)
Henry James, D. Esch & J. Warren [Ed.] 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898)
E. Showalter [Ed.], 'Daughters of Decadence' (1993)
E. Boehmer [Ed.], 'Empire Writing: Colonial Literature 1870-1918' (2009)
Joseph Conrad, T. C. Moser [Ed.], 'Lord Jim' (1900)
Joseph Conrad, 'Heart of Darkness' (1902)
Henry James, J. D. Crowley & R. Hocks [Ed.], 'The Wings of the Dove' (1902)
Arnold Bennett, 'The Old Wives' Tale' (1908)
E. M. Forster, P. Armstrong [Ed.], 'Howard's End' (1910)
D. H. Lawrence, 'Sons and Lovers' (1913)
George Bernard Shaw, 'Pygmalion' (1913)
James Joyce, M. Norris [Ed.], 'Dubliners' (1914)
Franz Kafka, S. Bernofsky [Tr.], 'The Metamorphosis' (1915)
Harold Brighouse, 'Hobson's Choice' (1916)
Rabindranath Tagore, 'The Home and the World and Gora' (1916)
T. S. Eliot, M. North [Ed.], 'The Waste Land' (1922)
James Joyce, 'Ulysses' (1922)
E. M. Forster, 'A Passage to India' (1924)
Virginia Woolf, 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925)
Virginia Woolf, 'To the Lighthouse' (1927)
Aldous Huxley, 'Brave New World' (1932)
J. B. Priestly, 'English Journey' (1934)
C. L. R. James, 'The Black Jacobins' (1938)
Bertolt Brecht, 'Mother Courage and Her Children' (1939)
J. B. Priestley, 'An Inspector Calls' (1945)
Mervyn Peake, ‘The Gormenghast Trilogy’ (1946-1959)
Naguib Mahfouz, 'Midaq Alley' (1947)
Graham Greene, 'The Heart of the Matter' (1948)
George Orwell, 'Nineteen-eighty Four' (1949)
George Lamming, ‘In the Castle of My Skin’ (1950)
Samuel Beckett, 'Waiting for Godot' (tr.1955)
Caryl Churchill, 'Top Girls' (1982)
Vladimir Nabokov, 'Lolita' (1955)
Samuel Selvon, 'The Lonely Londoners' (1956)
Chinua Achebe, F. A. Irele [Ed.], 'Things Fall Apart' (1958)
William S. Burroughs, 'The Naked Lunch' (1959)
Es'kia Mphahlele, 'Down Second Avenue' (1959)
Muriel Spark, 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' (1961)
Jorge Luis Borges, 'Labyrinths' (1962)
I. M. Parsons [Ed.], 'Men Who March Away' (1965)
Jean Rhys, Judith Raiskin [Ed.], 'Wide Sargasso Sea' (1966)
V. S. Naipaul, ‘A House for Mr. Biswas’ (1967)
Tayib Salih, ‘Season of Migration to the North’ (1969)
Nawal El Saadawi, ‘Woman at Point Zero’ (1975)

Wole Soyinka, ‘Death and the King's Horseman’ (1975)
David Malouf, ‘An Imaginary Life’ (1978)
Caryl Churchill, 'Cloud 9' (1979)
Buchi Emecheta, ‘The Joys of Motherhood’ (1979)
Seamus Heaney, 'Selected Poems 1965–1975' (1980)
Nadine Gordimer, ‘July's People’ (1981)
Alasdair Gray, 'Lanark: A Life in Four Books' (1981)
Salman Rushdie, 'Midnight’s Children' (1981)
Isabel Allende, M. Bogin [Trans.], 'The House of the Spirits' (1982)
Tariq Mehmood, 'Hand on the Sun' (1983)
Angela Carter, 'Nights at the Circus' (1984)
Ken Saro Wiwa, ‘Sozaboy’ (1985)
J. M. Coetzee, 'Foe' (1986)
Chinua Achebe, 'Anthills of the Savannah' (1987)
Sally Morgan, 'My Place' (1987)
Tsitsi Dangarembga, 'Nervous Conditions' (1988)
Jamaica Kincaid, ‘A Small Place’ (1988)
E. A. Markham [Ed.], 'Hinterland' (1990)
Derek Walcott, ‘Omeros’ (1990)
Ben Okri, ‘The Famished Road’ (1991)
Chris Baldick [Ed.],'The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales' (1993)
Arundhati Roy, 'The God of Small Things' (1996)
Peter Carey, ‘Jack Maggs’ (1997)
Mayra Montero, 'In the Palm of Darkness' (tr. 1999)
Zadie Smith, 'White Teeth' (2000)
Monica Ali, 'Brick Lane' (2003)
Mark Haddon, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' (2003)
David Hare, 'The Permanent Way' (2003)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, 'Wizard of the Crow' (2004)
Mourid Barghouti, A. Soueif [Trans.], 'I Saw Ramallah' (2005)
Deryn Rees-Jones [Ed.], 'Modern Women Poets' (2005)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 'Half of a Yellow Sun’ (2007)
Mohsin Hamid, 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (2007)
Tabish Khair, 'The Thing About Thugs' (2010)
P. Hensher [Ed.], 'The Penguin Book of the British Short Story Vol. 2' (2015)
The Postcolonial
Achebe, C. (1983) An Image of Africa (Penguin)
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)
Bhabha, H. (1994) The Location of Culture (Routledge)
Boehmer, E. (2005) Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors (Oxford University Press)
Colley, L. (2009) Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 (Yale 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)
Gilroy, P. (2004) After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture (Routledge)
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. (2005) Colonialism/Postcolonialism (Routledge)
McLeod, J. (2010) Beginning Postcolonialism: Second Edition (Manchester University Press)
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)
Ramazani, J. (2001) The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (The University of Chicago Press)
Said, E. W. (2003) Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (Penguin)
Said, E. W. (2012) Culture and Imperialism (Vintage)
Shohat, E. and Stam, R., (2014) Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (Routledge)
Spivak, G. C. (1988) Can the Subaltern Speak, in Ashcroft, B. et al [Eds.] (2006) The Post-colonial Studies Reader (Taylor & Francis)
Tharoor, S. (2017) Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India (Hurst)
Varisco, D. M. (2007) Reading Orientalism: Said and the Unsaid (University of Washington Press)
Young, R. J. C. (2001) Postcolonialism: A Historical Introduction (Blackwell)
Zinn, H. (2008) A People's History of the American Empire (Metropolitan Books)
Speculative Fiction
D. Heller-Roazen [Ed.], 'The Arabian Nights' (14th century)
Samuel Johnson, 'The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia' (1759)
William Beckford, 'Vathek' (1786)
R. L. Mack [Ed.] 'Oriental Tales' (1992)
George Meredith, 'The Shaving of Shagpat' (1855)
George MacDonald, 'Phantastes' (1858)
Jules Verne, 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea' (1872)
Robert Louis Stephenson, 'More Arabian Nights' (1882)
F. Marion Crawford, 'Khaled: A Tale of Arabia' (1891)
H. G. Wells, 'The First Men in the Moon' (1901)
James Elroy Flecker, 'The King of Alsander' (1914)
David Lindsay, ‘A Voyage to Arcturus’ (1920)
E. R. Eddison, 'The Worm Ouroboros' (1922)
Hope Mirrless, 'Lud-in-the-Mist' (1926)
Sylvia Townsend Warner, 'Lolly Willowes' (1926)
J. R. R. Tolkien, 'The Hobbit' (1937)
Arthur Lee Gould, 'An Airplane in the Arabian Nights' (1947)
C. S. Lewis, 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' (1950)
Frank Herbert, 'Dune' (1965)
Alan Garner, 'The Owl Service' (1967)
Peter S. Beagle, 'The Last Unicorn' (1968)
Ursula K. Le Guin, 'A Wizard of Earthsea' (1968)
Ted Hughes, 'The Iron Man' (1968)
Ursula K. Le Guin, 'The Left Hand of Darkness' (1969)
Roger Lancelyn Green, 'A Book of Dragons' (1970)
M. John Harrison, 'Viriconium Series' (1971-1984)
Norman Spinrad, 'The Iron Dream' (1972)
Michael Ende, 'Momo' (1973)
Philip K. Dick, 'Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said' (1974)
Ursula K. Le Guin, 'The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia' (1974)
Joanna Russ, 'The Female Man' (1975)
Samuel R Delaney, 'Dhalgren' (1975)
Marge Piercy, 'Woman on the Edge of Time' (1976)
Tanith Lee, 'Tales from the Flat Earth' (1978-1987)
Michael Ende, 'The Neverending Story' (1979)
Frederik Pohl, 'Jem' (1980)
Tanith Lee, 'The Silver Metal Lover' (1981)
Michael Moorcock, 'The Dancers at the End of Time' (1981)
Robert Irwin, 'The Arabian Nightmare' (1983)
Michael Ende, 'Mirror in the Mirror' (1984)
William Gibson, 'Neuromancer' (1984)
Robert Holdstock, 'Mythago Wood' (1984)
Diana Wynne Jones, 'Archer's Goon' (1984)
Esther Friesner, 'Mustapha and his Wise Dog' (1985)
George Alec Effinger, 'When Gravity Fails' (1986)
Susan Shwartz [Ed.], 'Arabesques & Arabesques II' (1988-9)
Judith Tarr, 'Alamut series' (1989-91)
Mary Gentle, 'Rats and Gargoyles' (1990)
William Gibson & Bruce Sterling, 'The Difference Engine' (1990)
Terry Pratchett, 'Small Gods' (1992)
Kim Stanley Robinson, 'The Mars Trilogy' (1992–96)
Neal Stephenson, 'Snow Crash' (1992)
Salman Rushdie, 'Haroun and the Sea of Stories' (1993)
Michael Swanwick, 'The Iron Dragon's Daughter' (1993)
Amitav Gosh, 'The Calcutta Chromosome' (1995)
Philip Pullman, 'Northern Lights' (1995)
Melissa Scott, 'Shadow Man' (1995)
Robin Hobb, 'Liveship Traders Trilogy' (1998-2000)
Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, 'The Saddlebag' (2000)
Malorie Blackman, 'Noughts and Crosses' (2001)
Nalo Hopkinson, 'Skin Folk' (2001)
Alan Moore, 'The League of Extraordinary Gentleman Vol. 1' (2002)
Anthony O'Neill, 'Scheherazade' (2002)
S. M. Stirling, 'The Peshawar Lancers' (2002)
Evangeline Walton, 'The Mabinogion Tetralogy' (2002)
N. Hopkinson & U. Mehan [Eds.], 'So Long Been Dreaming' (2004)
Octavia C. Butler, 'Fledgling' (2005)
Susanna Clarke, 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' (2007)
Suzanne Collins 'The Hunger Games' (2008)
Ekaterina Sedia [Ed.], 'Paper Cities' (2008)
Lev Grossman, 'The Magicians' (2009)
Scott Westerfeld, 'Leviathan' (2009)
N. K. Jemisin, 'The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms' (2010)
Guy Gavriel Kay, 'Under Heaven' (2010)
China Miéville, 'The City and the City' (2011)
Saladin Ahmed, 'Throne of the Crescent Moon' (2012)
Howard Andrew Jones, 'Desert of Souls' (2012)
G. Willow Wilson, 'Alif the Unseen' (2012)
David Gullen, 'Shopocalypse' (2013)
Nisi Shawl, 'Everfair' (2016)


Creative Writing, Stylistics & Speculative Fiction
Armitt, L. (2005) Fantasy Fiction: An Introduction (Continuum)
Attebery, B. (2014) Stories About Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth (Oxford University Press)
Bould, M. & Vint, S. (2011) The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (Routledge)
Giovanelli, M. & Mason, J. (2018) The Language of Literature: An Introduction to Stylistics (Cambridge University Press)
Green, G. & Kremer, L. (2014) Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies UK (John Wiley & Sons)
Hale, C. (2012) Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch (W. W. Norton)
Halverson, D. (2011) Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons)
Hassler-Forrest, D. (2016) Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Politics (Rowman & Littlefield)
Ingermanson, R. & Economy, P. (2010) Writing Fiction for Dummies (Wiley)
Irwin, R. (2005) The Arabian Nights: A Companion (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)
James, E. & Mendlesohn, F. [Eds.] (2012) The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (Cambridge University Press)
Lamott, A. (1995) Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anchor)
Mendlesohn, F. (2008) Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan University Press)
Mendlesohn, F. & James, E. (2012) Short History of Fantasy: 2nd Edition (Libri Publishing)
Prose, F. (2006) Reading Like A Writer (Aurum Press)
Rees-Jones, D. (2005) Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets (Bloodaxe)
Rieder, J. (2008) Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction (Wesleyan University Press)
Sandner, D. [Ed.] (2004) Fantastic Literature (Praeger)
Scott, J. (2013) Creative Writing and Stylistics: Creative and Critical Approaches (Palgrave)
Simpson, P. (2014) Stylistics (Routledge)
Reference & Anthologies
Baldick, C. (2015) Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms: Fourth Edition (Oxford University Press)
Birch, D. [Ed.] (2009) The Oxford Companion to English Literature: 7th Edition (Oxford University Press)
Gainor, J. E., Garner, S. B. & Puchner, M. (2009) The Norton Anthology of Drama (W.W. Norton)
Ferguson, M. et al (1996) The Norton Anthology of Poetry (W.W. Norton)
Leitch, V. B. et al [Ed.] (2001) Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (W. W. Norton)