Preliminary Reading
Bayly, C. A. (2004) The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914 (Wiley-Blackwell)
Burbank, J & Cooper, F. (2011) Empires in World History – Power and the Politics of Difference (Princeton University Press)
Murji. K., Neal, S. & Solomos, J. [Eds.] (2021) An Introduction to Sociology (Sage)
O'Reilly, S. & Yeh, J. [Eds.] (2023) Creative Writing: A Workbook With Readings, 2nd Edition (Routledge)
Tosh, J. (2021) The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of History (Routledge)
The ClⒶgsborough One HundrⒶd
S. Heaney [Tr.], 'Beowulf' (700-1025)
Bede, B. Colgrave [Tr.], 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People' (731)
Bernard O'Donoghue [Tr.], 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' (late 14th century)

Geoffrey Chaucer, S. Fisher [Tr.], 'The Canterbury Tales' (c.1400)
Anon., 'Everyman' (15th century)
Thomas More, 'Utopia' (1516)
A. Holton & T. MacFaul [Eds.], 'Tottel's Miscellany' (1557)
Edmund Spenser, 'Faerie Queene' (1590)

William Shakespeare, S. Greenblatt et al [Eds.], 'The Norton Shakespeare' (1590-1613)
Miguel De Cervantes, B. Raffel [Tr.], ‘Don Quijote’ (1612)
G. Robertson [Ed.], 'The Putney Debates' (1647)
Samuel Pepys, 'Diaries: The Great Fire' (1666)
John Milton,  'Paradise Lost' (1667)
John Bunyan, C. Wall [Ed.], 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678)
Aphra Behn, ‘Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave’ (1688)
Daniel Defoe, 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719)
Jonathan Swift, 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726)
Samuel Richardson, 'Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded' (1740)
Henry Fielding, 'Tom Jones' (1749)
Laurence Sterne, 'Tristram Shandy' (1767)
Olaudah Equiano, ‘The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano’ (1789)
Thomas Paine, 'Rights of Man' (1791)
Mary Wollstonecraft, ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’ (1792)
William Blake, 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience' (1794)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, ‘Selected Letters’ (d.1800)
William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads' (1802)
Jane Austen, 'Emma' (1815)
Mary Shelley, ‘Frankenstein’ (1818)
Walter Scott, 'Ivanhoe' (1819)
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'The Masque of Anarchy' (1819)
Thomas De Quincey, 'Confessions of an English Opium Eater' (1821)
Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre' (1847)
Emily Brontë, 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Elizabeth Gaskell, 'Mary Barton' (1848)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'Sonnets from the Portuguese' (1850)
Charles Dickens, 'Great Expectations' (1861)
Christina Rossetti, 'Goblin Market and Other Poems' (1862)
Lewis Carroll, D. Gray [Ed.], 'Alice in Wonderland' (1865/1871)
Emily Eden, 'Up The Country' (1867)
Leo Tolstoy, 'Anna Karenina' (1878)
Henrik Ibsen, 'A Doll's House' (1879)
Henry James, 'The Portrait of a Lady' (1881)
Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Treasure Island' (1883)
Robert Louis Stevenson, ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ (1886)
William Morris, 'News From Nowhere’ (1890)
Thomas Hardy, 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' (1891)
H. G. Wells, 'The Time Machine' (1895)
Oscar Wilde, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (1895)
Bram Stoker, 'Dracula' (1897)
J. Wordsworth [Ed.], 'The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry' (2005)
Supporting Texts
Bloom, J. & Martin, W. (2014) Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (University of California Press)
Butler, M. (1985) Romantics, Rebels and Reactionaries: English Literature and its Background 1760-1830 (Oxford University Press)
Carr, E H (2018) What is History? (Penguin Classics)
Carr, H. & Lipscomb, S. (2021) What is History Now? (W&N)
Connell, R. W. & Pearse, R. (2020) Gender: In World Perspective, Fourth Edition (Polity)
Cousins, M. (2008) The Story of Film (Anova Books)
Des Cars, L. & Garvie, F. (2000) The Pre-Raphaelites: Romance and Realism (Thames & Hudson)
Farthing, S. (2018) Art: The Whole Story (Thames & Hudson Ltd.)
Frankopan, P. (2023) The Earth Transformed: An Untold History (Bloomsbury)
Fernie, E., et al (2005) Reconceiving the Renaissance: A Critical Reader (Oxford University Press)
Fredrickson, G. M. (2003) Racism: A Short History (Princeton University Press)
Giraud, E. H. (2021) Veganism: Politics, Practice, and Theory (Bloomsbury)
Greenblatt, S. (2016) Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (Bodley Head)
Harvey, D. (2005) A Brief History of Neoliberalism (Oxford University Press)
Hill, C. (2020) The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution (Penguin)
Hilton, R. (1995) Bondmen Made Free: Medieval Peasant Movements and the English Rising of 1381 (Routledge)
Hobsbawm, E. & Ranger, T. [Eds.] (2012) The Invention of Tradition (Cambridge University Press)
Hobsbawm, E. (1995) Age of Extremes: the Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991 (Abacus)
Hobson, J. H. (2004) The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation (Cambridge University Press)
Joannou, M. &  Purvis, J. [Eds.] (2009) The Women's Suffrage Movement: New Feminist Perspectives (Manchester University Press)
Jarrett, S. (2020) Those They Called Idiots: The Idea of the Disabled Mind from 1700 to the Present Day (Reaktion Books)
Jones, G. (2001) A History of the Vikings (Oxford University Press)
Klein, N. (2014) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Allen Lane)
Knysh, A. (2017) Islam in Historical Perspective: International Student’s Edition (Routledge)
Lean, N. (2017) The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims, Second Edition (Pluto Press)
Lynas, M. (2020) Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency (HarperCollins)
MacCulloch, D. (2010) A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (Penguin)
Morris, M. (2022) The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginning of England (Penguin)
Morus, R. [Ed.] (2017) The Oxford Illustrated History of Science (Oxford University Press)
Nicholls, P. (2008) Modernisms: A Literary Guide, Second Edition (Red Globe Press)
Olusoga, D. (2017) Black and British: A Forgotten History (Pan)
Pappe, I. (2022) A History of Modern Palestine (Cambridge University Press)
Poskett, J. (2022) Horizons: A Global History of Science (Viking)
Preston, P. (2016) The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge (William Collins)
Pryor, F. (2011) The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today (Penguin)
Pryor, F. (2022) Scenes from Prehistoric Life: From the Ice Age to the Coming of the Romans (Apollo)
Rowbotham, S. (1992) Hidden From History: 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It (Pluto Press)
Ross, A. (2007) The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (Macmillan)
Sanghera, S. (2021) Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain (Viking)
Silberman, S. (2017) NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently (Atlantic Books)
Speck, W. A. (1998) Literature and Society in Eighteenth Century England: Ideology, Politics and Culture 1680-1820 (Longman)
Steinbach, S. L. (2005) Women in England 1760-1914: A Social History (W&N)
Steinbach, S. L. (2016) Understanding the Victorians: Politics, Culture and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Routledge)
Tharoor, S. (2017) Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India (Hurst)
Thompson, D. (2013) The Chartists: Popular Politics in the Industrial Revolution (Breviary Stuff Publications)
Thompson, E. P. (2013) The Making of the English Working Class (Penguin)
Veevers, D. (2023) The Great Defiance: How the World Took on the British Empire (Ebury Press)
Wickham, C. (2016) Medieval Europe (Yale University Press)
Young, R. J. C. (2020) Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Zinn, H. (2008) A People's History of American Empire (Metropolitan Books)
The ClⒶgsborough One HundrⒶd
Joseph Conrad, 'Heart of Darkness' (1902)
George Bernard Shaw, 'Pygmalion' (1912)
Maxim Gorky, G. M. Foakes [Tr.], 'My Childhood' (1913-1914)
Mariano Azuela, A. More & I. Stavans [Tr.], 'The Underdogs' (1920)
T. S. Eliot, 'The Waste Land' (1922)
James Joyce, 'Ulysses' (1922)
Edith Sodergran, D. McDuff [Tr.], 'Complete Poems' (d.1923)
E. M. Forster, 'A Passage to India' (1924)
Franz Kafka, I. Parry [Tr.], ‘The Trial’ (1925)
Virginia Woolf, 'Orlando' (1928)
Jaroslav Hašek, C. Parrott [Tr.], 'The Good Soldier Švejk' (tr.1930)
Aldous Huxley, 'Brave New World' (1931)
Vera Brittain, ‘Testament of Youth’ (1933)
John Steinbeck, 'The Grapes of Wrath' (1939)
Ernest Hemmingway, 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' (1940)
J. B. Priestley, 'An Inspector Calls' (1945)
John Hersey, 'Hiroshima' (1946)
George Orwell, 'Nineteen-eighty Four' (1949)
Samuel Beckett, 'Waiting for Godot' (1953)
Graham Greene, 'The Quiet American' (1955)
Samuel Selvon, 'The Lonely Londoners' (1956)
Chinua Achebe, 'Things Fall Apart' (1958)
Joan Littlewood, 'Oh! What a Lovely War' (1963)
Jean Rhys, ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ (1966)
Barry Hines, 'A Kestrel for a Knave' (1968)
Kurt Vonnegut, ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ (1969)
Michael Ende, J. Maxwell Brownjohn [Tr.], 'Momo' (1973)
Dario Fo, G. Richards, 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' (1973)
Leonora Carrington, 'The Hearing Trumpet' (1974)
Brian Friel, 'Translations' (1980)
Caryl Churchill, ‘Top Girls' (1982)
Tariq Mehmood, 'Hand on the Sun' (1983)
Angela Carter, ‘Nights at the Circus’ (1984)
Margaret Atwood, 'The Handmaid’s Tale' (1985)
J. M. Coetzee, ‘Foe’ (1986)
Witi Ihimaera, 'The Whale Rider' (1987)
Toni Morrison, ‘Beloved’ (1987)
Gabriel García Márquez, E. Grossman [Tr.], ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ (tr.1988)
Derek Walcott, 'Omeros' (1990)
Art Spiegelman, 'Maus Vol. 1 & 2' (1986-1991)
Orhan Pamuk, G. Gun [Tr.],'The New Life' (1994)
Arundhati Roy, 'The God of Small Things' (1996)
Jackie Kay, 'Why Don't You Stop Talking' (2002)
Marjane Satrapi, 'Persepolis' (2002)
Mark Haddon, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' (2003)
David Hare, 'Stuff Happens' (2004)
Lloyd Jones, 'Mister Pip' (2006)
Mohsin Hamid, 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (2007)
Susan Abulhawa, 'Mornings in Jenin' (2010)
James Graham, 'The Angry Brigade' (2014)
Reference & Anthologies
Bausch, R. (2015) The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction: The Shorter Eighth Edition (W. W. Norton)
Birch, D. [Ed.] (2009) The Oxford Companion to English Literature: 7th Edition (Oxford University Press)
Gainer, J. Ellen et al [Eds.] (2017) The Norton Anthology of Drama (W. W. Norton)
Poplawski, P. (2017) English Literature in Context (Cambridge University Press)
Ricks, C. (1999) The Oxford Book of English Verse (Oxford University Press)