Working with three core texts, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Wordsworth’s The Prelude and Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, you will attend lectures and seminars that introduce the fascinating literary topics to be explored in depth.


You will be encouraged to develop your own critically informed response to readings and continue your exploration in private study time, with access to the fantastic resources of the English faculty and the Bodleian Libraries.


During the week you will work on an essay and you will also have the opportunity to develop your writing skills in specially designed workshops. The high point for most students is the tutorial at the end of the week when you will have the opportunity to discuss your work with an Oxford academic. 

Course Details and Requirements
30 July - 04 August 2017
40 places available
Studying English Literature or English Language and Literature to A2
History and Languages useful but not essential
Places to Applicants: 1 in 6
Typical Lessons for this course
The Tempest
The Prelude
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man