When we read great literature, something changes in us that stays changed. Literature remembered becomes material to think with.
The ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
Why Study English Literature?
Most important for success is an enthusiasm for reading, and considering in detail the literature and language we encounter.
From specialist teaching to those pupils who speak English as an Additional Language, through to our well stocked library and our Pelican Society, the English department at King's also hold a number of events and competitions to stretch the imagination and the skills of students beyond the classroom.