The focus for this subject is on detailed reading of poetry, prose and drama within shared contexts. In ‘Love Through the Ages’, the theme of love, one of the most central themes in literature, is explored across time. A range of texts will be studied in terms of both time and genre. The course involves looking at ways in which writers shape meanings within their texts. It also involves thinking about a wide range of relevant contexts and the different ways that texts can be interpreted by readers.