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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Comparative Literature Taster

When: Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Online

Taster Session Schedule

Welcome: What is Comparative Literature? In this session, you will discover what makes us so different from English or Modern Languages departments, hear about the modules we offer, learn about our optional year abroad and find out where some of our graduates are today.

Case-study: Don’t read this: why books might be bad for you… This taster lecture will explore why we label some books ‘Literature’ and not others, and will reflect on ideas past and present about the value and purpose of reading literature. We will think about the ways we imagine reading literature might be good for us, and consider the flip side of this question - might there be books that are bad for us? By considering these ideas, the lecture will provide students with an introduction to the values that underpin Comparative Literature.

Q & A with current students: This slot is your chance to ask our current students about the programme, the modules they’ve taken, living in London, etc.

Advice/Questions/Personal Statement: We’ll wrap up by giving you a chance to ask any questions. We’ll also tell you more about our requirements for entry and about what we look for in a personal statement.

This taster session is suitable for Years 10 to 13; no prior knowledge of the subject is necessary.

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