How You Study
Lincoln's English academics are research leaders in their fields, and their projects directly inform their teaching. There are particular strengths in 21st Century literature, 19th Century literature, Gothic studies, American literature, and the medieval.
The first year of the course introduces narrative, poetry, drama, popular culture, literary history, and literary criticism. In the second year, students can choose from a range of optional modules that can include Arthur and his Court; Romanticism, Restoration Literature; and Experimental Writing.
Opportunities exist to study abroad for one term during the second year. Students who do so are responsible for any associated travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
In the final year, students have the opportunity to pursue specialist subjects, such as the literature of childhood, ecocriticism, detective fiction, American literature, gothic literature and film, or author-focused modules such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Bronte, or Dickens. They also undertake a dissertation on a research topic of their choice.
Modules are taught through a variety of methods from whole-cohort lectures through small-group seminar teaching to individual tutorials and supervision. Each of these modes is designed to facilitate your learning by developing a range of different approaches to engaging with texts.
In order to "read English" at university, students will be expected to read widely in the subject. This will mean self-guided study and reading in preparation for taught sessions, as will be indicated in the reading lists for each module.