English Language and Literature (courses I and II)
Classics and English (Classics and English and Classics II and English)
History and English
Harris Manchester takes students for the above listed undergraduate courses involving English Literature.
If you’re thinking about reading English at Oxford, why pick Harris Manchester?
We offer our students plenty of individual attention. There are up to six students in each year reading English here (including those reading for Joint Schools), which means that we can work closely with you as you learn and develop as a thinker and writer. We have a tutor who can provide bespoke support with study skills.
The Robert Wills Fellow and Tutor in English, Professor Kate McLoughlin, has published widely on war writing and modernism and is currently working on literature and silence. She will teach you for your first-year papers in Victorian and Modern Literature and your Finals Paper in Romantic Literature. Dr Elizabeth Solopova, the lecturer in medieval literature, is Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded project, Towards a New Edition of the Wycliffite Bible. She will teach you for the medieval papers in your first and second years. Dr Hugh Gazzard, the lecturer in early modern literature, has published recently on the early modern stage and Elizabethan poetry. He will teach you for the papers on Shakespeare and on literature from 1550-1660 and 1660-1760 in your second and third years. For the remaining papers, we have arrangements with tutors at other colleges, so you will have the opportunity of working with scholars across the university.
If you’re reading History and English, most of your teaching will be done in college. For further information about studying History at Harris Manchester please click here. We have an ongoing arrangement with Jesus College to provide classics tuition for those reading Classics and English.
We like to think of ourselves as the ‘English School’ at Harris Manchester: a community of people who love literature—and that includes tutors, research fellows and postgraduate students as well as undergraduates. We regularly get together for social events and there is a collegial atmosphere of friendship and support. Whether you’re someone who likes nothing better than working alone in a library or someone who enjoys discussing books with other people, you’ll fit in here.
Competitive scholarships are available for students coming to study who already have an excellent first degree.