How English is English lit?
Is it not a bit odd that John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, which is an American book, featured as a set text in some of this year's English literature exams?
Steinbeck's works are part of the curriculum in a lot of other countries but they just call the subject "literature".
"Literature" is the right title for the subject, especially as the specification for GCSE English Literature says that "the majority of the works studied must be literary texts originally written in English but works in translation may also be included".
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