Department of English and Comparative Literature

Welcome to English and Comparative Literature

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Cervantes. Bukowski. Dostoevsky. Self. At Goldsmiths English and Comparative Literature is critical and creative. From classical literature and linguistics, to creative writing and contemporary fiction, we focus on combining a core of modern specialisms with a coverage of literature that goes from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, so you can do a traditional English degree with us or a more comparative or creative one.

Whether you want to become an award-winning writer or apply your studies to another career, you’ll leave with a University of London degree that’s as rigorous as it is respected  – our graduates go on to gain the highest-paid jobs (Unistats 2011) and we are ranked within the top 25 departments in the UK (QS World Rankings 2013). 

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"I chose Goldsmiths because of the exciting courses they offered on the English and Comparative Literature degree. Having a forum to discuss and debate opened my eyes to a fun way of learning and importantly gave me confidence not only in my own thoughts but in expressing them openly."

Pippa Roscoe
(BA English and Comparative Literature, 2005; MA 20th-century Literature and Its Intellectual Contexts, 2006)
Editorial Assistant, Mills & Boon


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