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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

Literatures in English

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While many other institutions offer programmes in “English”, at The UWI, we call our Discipline “Literatures in English”, to emphasise that we are devoted to both the teaching of and research on a wide variety of Anglophone literatures. Undergraduate courses in West Indian, African, and African American literatures are taught alongside courses in canonical British and American literature for comparative purposes.

A graduate of the BA in Literatures in English comes out of the programme with:
  • A deep knowledge of literature from Black societies around the world and the tradition of Anglophone writing that precedes and co-exists with this literature
  • The requisite interpretive tools for rigorous analysis and research, both in literature and beyond,
  • An education that meets international standards in our discipline and reflects our own special perspectives as Caribbean-based and Caribbean-centred people.

These are enhanced at the postgraduate level, with our innovative MA in Caribbean Studies (Literature and Languages) and with our excellent MPhil/PhD programmes.

If you want to learn more about the study of Literatures in English at Cave Hill, click here.

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
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