A very popular major among international students is English Literature. This is particularly the case in Europe and the United States of America. Being able to read and analyze texts written in English from all over the world and make a career out of it can be a very appealing idea to many. You will be completely absorbed in the world of a language that strengthens international relations and has shaped history. Due to its unprecedented role in human history, English language and literature have become very popular.
Historically, many universities offer degree programs in English Literature. Some have been historic centers for the teaching of English literature, and some have gradually reached a respectable position. We are going to mention 5 of those universities where English Literature is considered a well-taught and highly respected course.
So here are these 5 universities!
I think anyone can guess why the University of Oxford is here. First, it is among the leading universities in the world; second, it is the oldest in the English-speaking world. Having been Around for so long contributed immensely to the field of English literature. Just to let you know about the University of Oxford, this is basically a group of 39 semi-autonomous colleges, each with their own academic organization. It is also home to the oldest university museum in the world as well as the largest university press. Once admitted here, you will be part of an illustrious legacy established by Oscar Wilde, TS Eliot, Vera Brittain, VS Naipaul and Iris Murdoch.
Next on the list is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Cambridge. Its origins can be traced back to academics who left the University of Oxford, but it has established itself as an independent and prestigious university across the world. Much like the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge is divided into 31 semi-autonomous colleges with their separate academic organization. It is home to the second largest academic press in the world and is home to one of the most respected review bodies. It has a huge range of libraries which all house millions of books. His alumni include Robert Greene, Charles Kingsley, Samuel Butler, and Sir Salman Rushdie.
I know what you are thinking: this list is getting predictable. Well, it sure is because these universities are the best at almost everything they do. Harvard University holds a prominent place in the education of those interested in English literature. Founded in the year 1636, it is one of the most sought after universities. Comprised of many university faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University is the perfect place to explore diversity. There are so many wonderful gifts at Harvard, from the largest endowment to running the largest network of libraries around the world. Many writers have been university alumni such as Margaret Atwood, Robert Bly and E..E. Cummings.
Formerly known as Leland Stanford Junior University, Stanford University is a distinguished research university established in 1885. It is currently organized into 7 schools and has up to 40 departments offering courses in a myriad of fields. If you find yourself here, you will surely develop entrepreneurial inclinations, because that is what Stanford is famous for. Its reputation as a research university is exploding; much of this has contributed to high research output and to many leading research institutes and centers under its umbrella. English Literature is a very commonly chosen course, you should know that many famous writers have been its alumni such as Ann Bannon, Ram Dass and Thad Carhart.
The University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
Founded in 1868, the University of California at Berkeley is a renowned research university in the United States. Its academic organization consists of 14 schools and colleges offering hundreds of study programs to students around the world. It maintains an exceptionally high research output and has been associated with a myriad of research centers and institutes such as the Space Science Laboratory. There are 32 libraries in his organization which, in total, house around 13 million volumes. Studying English Literature would be a great experience and you are sure to get the best results from it as egople like Jeff Chang, Mischa Berlinski and Robert Baer did.
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