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Welcome to the subject guide for English.  This guide is compiled by your Subject Librarian and will help you find books, journal articles and other essential resources for your course. 

This guide covers the core resources you need for day-to-day study and research.  However, you may sometimes find other subject guides useful for particular assignments, including:

AM Explorer: New for 2020!!!

AM Explorer provides access to a huge collection of primary sources from the 15th - 21st Centuries.  Themes include Literature, Theatre, Gender and Sexuality and Empire and Globalism.

Meanwhile, Back in the library...

The Library has a broad range of resources to support your learning including a fantastic range of comics and graphic novels. In 2017-2018 the Library held a year long exhibition called ‘Meanwhile, Back in the Library…’ which explored how comics, graphic novels, cartoons, newspaper strips, caricatures and picture books could be used within academia and how they connect with subject areas such as literature, history, science, film, journalism, autobiography and art.

Here's a small selection of relevant titles: but you can find out more about the exhibition, the comics we have in stock, and how comics can be used in learning from the exhibition website.

Guardian book blog

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