Undergraduate Courses

History and English

This course encourages students to think critically about how we define ‘history’ and ‘literature’ and about how the two disciplines interrelate and in large measure overlap.

Close attention is given to changing methodologies, to the nature of evidence and to styles of argument. It is assumed that historical documents are just as much ‘texts’ as poems, plays or novels, and are therefore subject to interpretation as works of narrative, rhetoric and, fundamentally, language. In turn, it is assumed that poems, plays and novels represent historically-grounded ways of interpreting a culture.

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The course at St Peter's

The College admits up to four students per year across the joint schools with History. For more information about teaching provision at St Peter's, see the individual course pages for History and English.

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