Since 2011, Literature has been an integral part of XJTLU’s strong tradition of teaching, learning and research. Initially a part of the Department of Languages and Culture, the Department of Literature was established in September 2020 as a department in its own right.

The Literature offering at XJTLU now encompasses a complete suite of modules, giving students a comprehensive foundation in literary study and covering a broad historical range of English Literature from Shakespeare to the present day. We also incorporate a number of innovative contemporary and comparative approaches to the discipline, demonstrating the continuing and increasing relevance of literary study in the 21st century. In addition, for Year Four students, we now offer a distinctive Final Year Project assessed by dissertation only, with a high level of specialised support in communicative writing. At postgraduate level we are developing a new MA programme, while PhD supervision is already available.

Literature is integral to a number of disciplines, including BA English Studies, BA English and Communication Studies, BA English and Finance and BA English and International Business. Literature modules can also be taken as major, minor or elective options in the new BA Global Studies programme.

The Department of Literature is a part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.