An introduction to literatures in English including, but not restricted to, the British literary canon. It teaches students to read and write effectively, and to locate texts in history and culture. The course includes a chronological introduction sensitive to the structures and intersections of literary periods.

This section is particularly concerned with the question "What does it mean to be human?"  Our particular focus will include stories about monsters, shapeshifters, and heroes; we will also pay attention to stories of foundation and ambition.