View Poll Results: Are You an English Literature Student?

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    I'm first year uni doing English Lit, I'm considering doing further study after my degree.

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    I was graduated a few months ago, but want to continue my studies. To be a good reader of literature, i think you have to know it academically. by acamdemically i do not mean to study english literature at the university, but following the way.
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    I'm an English/History major, and I guess that had I not studied English at Uni I would probably not have known as much or understood as much. I think university has the advantage of providing teachers who can show you new things and explain ideas. And university libraries are also really good for finding scholarly material. I think one of the best ways to stimulate thought is reading what other people have said about books.

    But, if you don't have access to any of this, then I think the best advice is to look around for critical material, read as widely as possible, even the obscure stuff, and try and find like-minded people to talk to about the books you're reading.

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    Most of my literature reading was done before entering university; although I began as a Comp Lit major, changed to Modern History, and ended up majoring in Philosophy, the literary background was invaluable to understanding all of the humanities courses, and reading literature was a constant enjoyment. The more great works you read, the more perspectives you meet, and the better (hopefully) you write.
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    yes..i am a literature student..i love it n i study it at my school..and in two years time i will appear for my GCE EXAM..i love reading books and books are my passion..!

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    My B.A. and M.A. are in English, but I'm planning on starting law school next year.
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    No, I don't study literature.
    Čłowjek je dwójny, tež sam sebi. Tysacy słowow sym kaž paćerki stykał na swoje lĕta a na kóncu spóznał, zo ani jednoho słowa njeje, kotrež by jeho w ćĕle a duši we wšej wĕrnosći wĕrnje pomjenowało.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricP View Post
    My B.A. and M.A. are in English, but I'm planning on starting law school next year.
    Oh, finally someone sees the light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilgore_Trout View Post
    Finance/ accounting double major in senior year of undergrad. I have a feeling I may be in the minority here. Anybody else in this or a similar sector?
    You're not alone, I work in Finance and am studying accountancy part time.
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    Nope, I have taken a couple of English Lit classes at university but I am a History major. Yes, I would still read if my only motivation was enjoyment.

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    Hi

    Hello,
    yes I am an English literature student. I study in a college. I am a final year studen. this year we are studying modern literature.

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    I am in a different category: I am a literature teacher.

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    I'm a second year student studying English translation, not literature.

    I think that sometimes studying literature takes the pleasure from reading. I'll rather read books for my own fun without over-analysing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enzobambino View Post
    I am in a different category: I am a literature teacher.
    At what level?

    Quote Originally Posted by Annamariah View Post
    I'm a second year student studying English translation, not literature.

    I think that sometimes studying literature takes the pleasure from reading. I'll rather read books for my own fun without over-analysing them.
    You're going to have to analyze pretty deeply to translate though.

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    Yes, and can the study of literature really take away the pleasure of it, or does it merely add to its enjoyment? To me the common idea that studying something takes away the pleasure just doesn't fit.

    Does the chef not eat better due to his knowledge of food?

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