No pomp and ceremony but certainly through the good fortune of circumstances, the previously perceived prestigious field of literary studies is now open to all, particularly those who are classed as non-native English speakers and have grown to love this fine and ancient language. Online literature courses have paved the way for all those who harbored ambitions before but never had the opportunity or resources to pursue them.
But today, that world of opportunity has been opened up to all, both young and old. Even to this day, a majority of tertiary institutions are having to turn away a growing number of disappointed high school leavers, to say nothing of those who, in later and mature years, have found the courage of their convictions to embark on a study program that comes closest to their passion. And that passion, of course, is a love for the language.
A love of languages and literature. A passion for the books and a passion for the writers that, over the years and centuries, have turned these books into living and breathing institutions, a vast mine of knowledge, enlightenment, history making and good old fashioned storytelling. As you can already begin to see, the field of literature studies will be covering an extensive array of genres; from the classics to modern twentieth century literature, from biography to autobiography, from fact to fiction.
Inspirational fields of studies also cover the life and times of the writer, both past to present, from Poe to Dickens, from Twain to Hemingway. From Ms. Austen to Ms. Woolf. And from Woolf to JK Rowling. And for those who wish to profit from creating their own works of art, let it be known that it is not always about the money. It is the labor of love.