Introductory 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)
Meally, M. & Bowen, N. (2015) The Art of Writing English Literature Essays: Second Edition (Peripeteia Books)
Sanders, A. (2004) Short Oxford History of English Literature: Third Edition (Oxford University Press)

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Literature
S. Heaney [Tr.], 'Beowulf' (700-1025)
Dante, M. Palma [Tr.], 'Inferno' (1320)
Sir John Mandeville, 'The Travels of Sir John Mandeville' (1357)
William Langland, 'Piers Ploughman' (1370-90)
Husain Haddawy [Tr.], 'The Arabian Nights' (14th Century)
John Gower, 'The Lover's Confession' (14th Century)
M. Borroff [Tr. Ed.], ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ (late 14th century)
Geoffrey Chaucer, 'The Canterbury Tales' (c.1400)
Christine de Pizan, 'The Book of the City of Ladies' (1405)
Anon., 'Everyman' (15th century)
Bartolomé de las Casas, 'A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies' (1552)
William Shakespeare, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595)
William Shakespeare, 'Titus Andronicus' (1591–1592)
William Shakespeare, 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596–1597)
William Shakespeare, 'Othello' (1603–1604)
William Shakespeare, 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606)
William Shakespeare, 'The Tempest' (1610–1611)
Miguel De Cervantes, B. Raffel [Tr.], ‘Don Quijote’ (1611)
H. Marks [Ed.], 'KJB: The Old Testament' (tr.1611)
G. Hammond & A. Busch [Eds.], 'KJB: The New Testament' (tr.1611)
John Milton, G. Teskey [Ed.], 'Paradise Lost' (1667)
Aphra Behn, J. Lipking [Ed.], ‘Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave’ (1688)
Delarivier Manley, 'The New Atalantis' (1709)
Jane Barker, 'Love Intrigues: The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia' (1713)
Daniel Defoe, 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719)
Jonathan Swift, 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726)
Eliza Haywood, ‘Fantomina’ (1725)
Samuel Richardson, 'Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded' (1740)
Henry Fielding, 'Tom Jones' (1749)
Sarah Fielding, ‘The Governess, or The Little Female Academy’ (1749)
Charlotte Lennox, ‘The Female Quixote’ (1752)
Samuel Johnson, 'The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia' (1759)
Voltaire, ‘Candide’ (1759)
Sarah Scott, ‘Millenium Hall’ (1762)
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)
William Beckford, 'Vathek' (1782)
Charlotte Smith, 'Emmeline; or The Orphan of the Castle' (1788)
Olaudah Equiano, ‘The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano’ (1789)
Phebe Gibbes, ‘Hartly House, Calcutta’ (1789)
Mary Wollstonecraft, D. S. Lynch [Ed.], ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’ (1792)
William Blake, 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience' (1794)
William Godwin, 'The Adventures of Caleb Williams' (1794)
Ann Radcliffe, ‘The Mysteries of Udolpho’ (1794)
Frances Burney, ‘Camilla' (1796)
Mary Hays, ‘Memoirs of Emma Courtney’ (1796)
Matthew Lewis, ‘The Monk’ (1796)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, ‘Selected Letters’ (d.1800)
Scott McMillin [Ed.], 'Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy' (1997)
William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads' (1802)
Charlotte Dacre, ‘Zofloya or The Moor’ (1806)
Madame de Staël, ‘Corinne or Italy’ (1807)
Jane Austen, 'Pride and Prejudice' (1813)
Maria Edgeworth, 'Harrington' (1817)
Jane Austen, S. Fraiman [Ed.], ‘Northanger Abbey’ (1818)
Mary Shelley, ‘Frankenstein’ (1818)
Charles Maturin, 'Melmoth the Wanderer' (1820)
Walter Scott, 'Ivanhoe' (1820)
Thomas De Quincey, 'Confessions of an English Opium Eater' (1821)
D. H. Reiman & N. Fraistat [Eds.], ‘Shelley’s Poetry & Prose’ (d.1822)
Robert Wedderburn, ‘The Horrors of Slavery’ (1824)
Mary Prince, ‘The History of Mary Prince’ (1831)
Charles Dickens, 'Barnaby Rudge' (1841)
Frederick Douglass, 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass' (1845)
Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre' (1847)
Emily Brontë, 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Anne Brontë, 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (1848)
Charles Dickens, 'David Copperfield' (1850)
William Wordsworth, M. H. Abrams et al [Eds.], 'The Prelude' (d.1850)
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852)
Charlotte Brontë, 'Villette' (1853)
Henry David Thoreau, 'Walden' (1854)
Elizabeth Gaskell, 'North and South' (1855)
Walt Whitman, 'Leaves of Grass' (1855)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'Aurora Leigh' (1856)
Gustave Flaubert, 'Madame Bovary' (1857)
Mary Seacole, 'Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands' (1857)
Wilkie Collins, ‘The Woman in White’ (1859)
Charles Darwin, ‘On the Origin of Species’ (1859)
Harriet Jacobs, 'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl' (1861)
E. Robinson & D. Powell [Eds.], 'John Clare: Major Works' (d.1864)
Emily Eden, 'Up The Country' (1867)
Fyodor Dostoevsky, ‘The Idiot’ (1869)
George Eliot, 'Middlemarch' (1872)
Mark Twain, 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876)
Henrik Ibsen, 'A Doll's House' (1879)
Henry James, 'The Portrait of a Lady ' (1881)
Olive Schreiner, 'The Story of an African Farm' (1883)
H. Rider Haggard, 'King Solomon's Mines' (1885)
Robert Louis Stevenson,  ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ (1886)
Oscar Wilde, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1890)
Thomas Hardy, 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' (1891)
Herman Melville, 'Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories' (d.1891)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 'The Yellow Wallpaper' (1892)
George Du Maurier, 'Trilby' (1894)
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. Boehmer [Ed.], 'Empire Writing: Colonial Literature 1870-1918' (2009)
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Supporting Texts
Abbott, H. P. (2008) The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Cambridge University Press)
Amigoni, D. (2000) The English Novel and Prose Narrative (Edinburgh University Press)
Barker, C. [Ed.] (2017) The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability (Cambridge University Press)
Barry, P. (2017) Beginning Theory: Fourth Edition (Manchester University Press)
Bennett, A. & Royle, N. (2016) An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory: Fifth Edition (Routledge)
Botting, F. (2013) Gothic: New Critical Idiom (Routledge)
Bowers, M. A. (2021) Magical Realism (Routledge)
Breckman, W. (2015) European Romanticism: A Brief History With Documents (Hackett)
Burroway, J., et al (2019) Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (University of Chicago Press)
Clark, T. (2011) The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment (Cambridge University Press)
Crystal, D. (2005) The Stories of English (Penguin)
Day, A. (2011) Romanticism: New Critical Idiom, Second Edition (Routledge)
Duran, M. & Rogg, F. R. (2006) Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote (Yale University Press)
Eagleton, T. (2008) Literary Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell)
Eagleton, T. (2013) The English Novel: An Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell)
Fanon, F., Farrington, C. [Tr.] (1961) The Wretched of the Earth (Penguin)
Farrell, C. et. al. (2019) This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook (Penguin)
Gilroy, P. (1993) The Black Atlantic - Modernity and Double Consciousness (Verso Books)
Gubrium, J. F. & Holstein, J. A. (2009) Analyzing Narrative Reality (Sage)
Harvey, D. (2005) A Brief History of Neoliberalism (Oxford University Press)
Hawthorne, J. (2017) Studying the Novel: Seventh Edition (Bloomsbury)
Hill, C. (1989) A Turbulent, Seditious, and Factious People: John Bunyan and his Church (Oxford University Press)
Huggan, G. & Tiffin, H. (2015) Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Literature, Animals, Environment, Second Edition (Routledge)
Irwin, R. (2004) The Arabian Nights: A Companion (TPP)
Kinna, R. (2019) The Government of No One: The Theory and Practice of Anarchism (Pelican)
Kovecses, Z. (2010) Metaphor: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition (Oxford University Press)
Lakoff, G. and Johnson, M. (2008) Metaphors We Live By (University of Chicago Press)
Lennard, J. & Luckhurst, M. (2003) The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays (Oxford University Press)
Levenson, M. (2011) The Cambridge Companion to Modernism (Cambridge University Press)
Levy, C. & Adams, M. S. [Eds.] (2018) The Palgrave Handbook of Anarchism (Palgrave Macmillan)
Loomba, A. (1998) Shakespeare, Race, And Colonialism (Oxford University Press)
Manser, M. & Curtis, S. (2002) The Penguin Writer's Manual (Penguin)
McLeod, J. (2010) Beginning Postcolonialism: Second Edition (Manchester University Press)
Moi, T. (2002) Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (Routledge)
Monaco, J. (2009) How To Read A Film (Oxford University Press)
Montgomery, M. et al (2013) Ways of Reading: 4th Edition (Routledge)
Murray, S. (2008) Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination (Liverpool University Press)
Newsinger, J. (2000) The Blood Never Dried: A People's History of the British Empire (Bookmarks)
Patke, R. (2006) Postcolonial Poetry in English (Oxford University Press)
Penhallurick, R. (2010) Studying the English Language (Palgrave)
Pope, R. (1995) Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies (Routledge)
Rees-Jones, D. (2005) Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets (Bloodaxe)
Said, E. W. (2003) Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (Penguin)
Sanders, J. (2015) Adaptation and Appropriation: New Critical Idiom (Routledge)
Spencer, J. (1986) The Rise of the Woman Novelist: From Aphra Behn to Jane Austen (Blackwell)
Strunk Jr., W. & , White, E. B. (2000) The Elements of Style: Fourth Edition (Longman)
Tharoor, S. (2017) Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India (Hurst)
Trussler, S. (2000) The Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre (Cambridge University Press)
Williams, R. (2019) The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry: Third Edition (Bloomsbury Academic)
Zinn, H. (2008) A People's History of the American Empire (Metropolitan Books)
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Literature
Joseph Conrad, 'Heart of Darkness' (1902)
Joseph Conrad, ‘The Secret Agent’ (1907)
Kenneth Grahame, 'The Wind in the Willows' (1908)
Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'The Secret Garden' (1911)
D. H. Lawrence, 'Sons and Lovers' (1913)
Robert Tressell, 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist' (1914)
James Joyce, M. Norris [Ed.], 'Dubliners' (1914)
T. S. Eliot, 'The Waste Land' (1922)
James Joyce, 'Ulysses' (1922)
E. M. Forster, 'A Passage to India' (1924)
Franz Kafka, 'Complete Short Stories' (d.1924)
F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘The Great Gatsby’ (1925)
Virginia Woolf, 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925)
C. Tomalin [Ed.], 'Poems of Thomas Hardy' (d.1928)
William Faulkner, 'The Sound and the Fury' (1929)
Djuna Barnes, ‘Nightwood’ (1936)
John Steinbeck, 'Of Mice and Men' (1937)
W. B. Yeats, 'Selected Poems' (d.1939)
Noël Coward, 'Blithe Spirit' (1941)
J. B. Priestley, 'An Inspector Calls' (1945)
John Hersey, 'Hiroshima' (1946)
Mervyn Peake, ‘The Gormenghast Trilogy’ (1946-1959)
Graham Greene, 'The Heart of the Matter' (1948)
George Orwell, 'Nineteen-eighty Four' (1949)
Arthur Miller, 'The Crucible' (1953)
Samuel Beckett, 'Waiting for Godot' (tr.1955)
Samuel Selvon, 'The Lonely Londoners' (1956)
Harold Pinter, ‘The Dumb Waiter’ (1957)
Chinua Achebe, F. A. Irele [Ed.], 'Things Fall Apart' (1958)
Shelagh Delaney, 'A Taste of Honey' (1958)
Shirley Jackson, ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ (1959)
Elie Wiesel, 'Night' (1960)
Nick Joaquin, 'The Woman Who Had Two Navels' (1961)
Muriel Spark, 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' (1961)
Jorge Luis Borges, 'Ficciones' (1962)
Doris Lessing, 'The Golden Notebook' (1962)
Joan Littlewood, 'Oh! What a Lovely War' (1963)
Una Marson, 'Selected Poems' (d.1965)
Samuel R. Delany, 'Babel-17' (1966)
Jean Rhys, J. Raiskin [Ed.], ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ (1966)
Gabriel García Márquez, ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ (1967)
Barry Hines, 'A Kestrel for a Knave' (1968)
Ted Hughes, ‘Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow’ (1970)
Athol Fugard, ‘The Island’ (1972)
Ezra Pound, 'Selected Poems, 1908-69' (d.1972)
W. H. Auden, E. Mendelsohn [Ed.] ‘Selected Poems’ (d.1973)
Dario Fo, G. Richards, 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' (1973)
Nadine Gordimer, 'The Conservationist' (1974)
Albert Wendt, 'Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree: And Other Stories' (1974)
Wole Soyinka, 'Death and the King's Horseman' (1975)
Richard Dawkins, 'The Selfish Gene' (1976)
Norman MacLean, 'A River Runs Through It and Other Stories' (1976)
Dennis Potter, ‘Blue Remembered Hills’ (1979)
Alasdair Gray, ‘Lanark: A Life in Four Books’ (1981)
Salman Rushdie, ‘Midnight’s Children’ (1981)
Isabella Allende, 'The House of the Spirits' (1982)
Caryl Churchill, ‘Top Girls' (1982)
Allen Curnow, ‘Selected Poems’ (1982)
Graham Greene, 'Monsignor Quixote' (1982)
Angela Carter, ‘Nights at the Circus’ (1984)
Margaret Atwood, 'The Handmaid’s Tale' (1985)
Tony Harrison, ‘V’ (1985)
J. M. Coetzee, ‘Foe’ (1986)
Witi Ihimaera, 'The Whale Rider' (1987)
Toni Morrison, ‘Beloved’ (1987)
Tsitsi Dangarembga, ‘Nervous Conditions’ (1988)
Erna Brodber, ‘Myar, a Novel’ (1988)
Salman Rushdie, 'The Satanic Verses' (1988)
E. A. Markham [Ed.], ‘Hinterland’ (1990)
Alan Moore & David Lloyd, 'V for Vendetta' (1990)
Derek Walcott, 'Omeros' (1990)
Anthony Caputi [Ed.], ‘Eight Modern Plays’ (1991)
Angela Carter, 'Wise Children' (1991)
Heathcote Williams, 'Autogeddon' (1992)
Chris Baldick [Ed.],'The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales' (1993)
Thomas King, 'Green Grass, Running Water' (1993)
Eve Ensler, 'The Vagina Monologues' (1996)
Jamaica Kincaid, ‘The Autobiography of My Mother’ (1996)
Arundhati Roy, 'The God of Small Things' (1996)
Seamus Heaney, 'Opened Ground: Poems 1966–1996,' (1998)
J. M. Coetzee, 'The Lives of Animals' (1999)
Anita Desai, 'Feasting, Fasting' (1999)
Mayra Montero, ‘In the Palm of Darkness’ (tr. 1999)
Matthew Kneale, 'English Passengers' (2000)
Zadie Smith, 'White Teeth' (2000)
Mark Haddon, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' (2003)
Gareth Lovett Jones, 'The Wind in the Pylons' (2003)
Amitav Ghosh, 'The Hungry Tide' (2004)
David Hare, 'Stuff Happens' (2004)
Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick [Tr. Ed.], 'Selected Plays' (2005)
Deryn Rees-Jones [Ed.], 'Modern Women Poets' (2005)
Cormac McCarthy, 'The Road' (2006)
Indra Sinha, 'Animal's People' (2007)
John Harrington [Ed.], 'Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama' (2009)
Sarah Waters, ‘The Little Stranger’ (2009)
Jo Shapcott, 'On Mutability' (2010)
China Miéville, 'Embassytown' (2011)
Adrian Mitchell, 'Come On Everybody: Poems 1953-2008' (2012)
Alexis Wright, 'The Swan Book' (2013)
P. Hensher [Ed.], 'The Penguin Book of the British Short Story Vol.2' (2015)
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