ISSN: 0799-1487

Potent Words, Unique Voices

Anthea Morrison

Courses in literature inevitably valorise both oral and scribal expression, in addition to developing and sharpening critical skills, using the literary text as fertile, raw material. Our graduates harness this acquired and rewarding sensitivity to the resources of language in a variety of career options including professions in the media, law, human relations, editing, teaching, diplomacy, administration, the creative industries and so on. The author argues that literary studies not only allow and prepare a student to use language creatively and effectively, but also offer a compelling example of the breadth and inclusiveness which should be characteristic of a humanities degree.

 

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