Cambridge English Literature Summer School Summary

The Immerse English Literature summer school programme asks participants to carefully consider what makes great works of writing stand out from the rest. After all, for every Shakespeare, Milton, and J.K. Rowling of the world, there are countless others closely following their writing, carefully interpreting it, and analysing why it works. Participants on this summer programme can learn to do the same by spending two weeks in the historic city of Cambridge, reading, writing and discussing some of the greatest English literary works.

This English literature summer course is designed to help young literature fans, ages 16-18, learn how texts are analysed at university-level and beyond. The skills taught during the programme will facilitate participants to understand difficult works and interpret them accurately, before deciding how best to explain their interpretation in their own writing.

The English literature summer school programme offers an inspiring opportunity for young readers to discover new works, gain alternative perspectives of previously-seen material, and develop a greater appreciation for English-language literature as a whole. Throughout the programme, participants will build a powerful tool set of techniques, often used by contemporary literary critics, that will serve them both in their undergraduate studies and future careers.

Immerse is an inspirational academic English literature summer school programme for the intellectually curious

English Literature Summer School Key Benefits

Study advanced material in one of the world’s most competitive fields

Read and discuss everything from classical prose to contemporary verse

Learn specific techniques necessary to competently analyse and interpret literary works

Dive into the work and life of John Milton, a colossus of English Literature

Understand the underlying historical context, trends, and movements that have defined literature

Develop personal writing, building strong editing and analytical skills

Topics Covered

The Immerse English Literature summer school programme in Cambridge will equip participants with a wide range of techniques, ideas, and concepts used in modern literary criticism. Each lesson has been carefully planned by expert tutors from the world’s leading universities to build on existing knowledge of English Literature, providing participants with plenty of room for hands-on practice to gradually develop the specific techniques required to analyse great writing at a university level.

Participants will begin by learning why literary criticism is so important, paying particular attention to the principles of ‘practical criticism’. They’ll also spend the first few lessons learning to read more intently and constructively in order to extract more meaning from the text. From there, in-class discussions will focus on English literary history, the influence of editors in literature, and the difficulty involved in translating foreign-language work into English.

Throughout their time on the programme, participants will study world-class verse and prose, with a specific focus on the works of two prolific English writers: John Milton (a Cambridge alumnus) and William Blake. Participants will also spend time improving and refining their own writing, learning to choose language more effectively and confidently, and mastering the myriad ways to expertly critique a literary work.

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Last updated March 27, 2019
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