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Modules - 2016/17 OPTIONS

For information on how to apply for an English module, please see here - Options Season Information.

To access information for modules that are running in the current year but may no longer be listed below, please follow the link to the right under 'Useful Links' and 'List of all modules'.

First Year / Level One (*some Honours assessment available)

EN101 The Epic Tradition * Honours Assessment available

EN121 Medieval to Renaissance English Literature * Honours Assessment available

EN122 Modes of Reading * Honours Assessment available

EN123 Modern World Literatures * Honours Assessment available

EN124 Modes of Writing (English and Creative Writing students only)

EN107 British Theatre since 1939 (English and Theatre students only)

Comparative Literature Module

FR105 Approaches to Reading in English and French (available to English and French 1st year students only)

Optional Modules available in other departments (sample)

FR118 Strategies for Reading in French Texts

IT103 Italian for Literature Students

CX108 Latin Language

CX105 Greek Language

CX110 Roman Culture and Society

A number of Language Centre modules are available. If you choose a Language to take in your first year please make sure you register with the Language Centre AND fill in the form to opt out of EN123 Modern World Literatures available in the English Office Reception. You MUST choose the 30 CATS option when registering your Language Centre module.

Honours Level Modules

Most modules offered are available as options to all students. Please note that some of the module pages will state that they are Pathway Approved Options or Requirements or Distributional Requirements for different Q300 pathways. This information is there to assist Q300 students in making their module choices and does not exclude anyone from choosing those modules as one of their options.

English Modules running in 2016-17 - **PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE ALL SUBJECT TO AVAILABILTY**

All modules are worth 30 CATS unless otherwise stated.

EN201 The European Novel

EN206 Comparative German and English Romanticism - core for 2nd year English & German Literature students

EN213 U.S. Writing and Culture, 1780-1920

EN223 North American Women Writers

EN226 Drama and Democracy (2nd Year English and Theatre students ONLY)

EN227 Romantic and Victorian Poetry 

EN228 Seventeenth Century: The First Modern Age of English Literature

EN229 Literary and Cultural Theory

EN232 Composition and Creative Writing (compulsory core module 2nd yr English & Creative Writing degree ONLY)

EN236 The Practice of Fiction (for ELCW Finalists ONLY)

EN238 The Practice of Poetry

EN240 Screenwriting 

EN242 Arthurian Literature and its Legacy

EN245 The English Nineteenth Century Novel - evening class on offer for 2016/17

EN248 Modern American Poetry

EN251 New Literatures in English

EN263 Devolutionary British Fiction

EN264 Explorations in Critical Theory

EN265 The Global Novel

EN301 Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time (Traditional/Hybrid/Practical versions available. Please note the Hybrid and Practical versions are available only to finalist students)

EN302 European Theatre

EN304 Twentieth Century US Literature 

EN320 Dissertation (application to be approved in advance; deadline to submit a fully approved form is Friday week 1, term 3 - see module webpage for full details, application form and useful workshop to help prepare you over the summer)

EN323 Othello - 15 CATS Term One only

EN328 English Literature and Feminisms 1799-1899

EN329 Personal Writing Project (for ELCW Finalists and by invitation only)

EN330 Eighteenth-Century Literature

EN334 Crime Fiction, Nation and Empire: Britain 1850-1947

EN335 Literature and Psychoanalysis

EN336 States of Damage

EN347 Shakespeare and the Law - 15 CATS Term One only

EN352 Restoration Drama - 15 CATS Term Two Only

EN353 Early Modern Drama - 15 CATS term One Only

EN355 Ecopoetics

EN359 Further Explorations in Middle English Literature

EN361 Introduction to Alternative Lifeworlds Fiction (Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Weird)

EN364 Literature and Empire: Britain and the Caribbean to C.1900

New modules for 2016/17

EN375 Fiction Now: Narrative, Media and Theory in the 21st Century

EN378 Disasters and the British Contemporary

EN372 Queer and There: Queer Theory and the History of Sexuality in the Global Context - 15 CATS Term One Only

EN377 Literature, Theory and Time

EN376 Cultures of Abolition: Slavery, Prison, Debt, and Data

EN384 Writing Out Loud: Slam, spoken word, and performance poetics - 15 CATS Term Two Only

EN379 The Marriage Plot: romance, sex and feminism in English Fiction - 15 CATS Term Two Only

EN382 Inventing Selves 1- Life Writing - 15 CATS Term Two Only

EN381 Remaking Shakespeare

EN370 Commodity Fictions: World Literature and World-Ecology

EN374 Global City Literature: Image, Theory, Text

EN373 Exophony or Writing Beyond the Mother Tongue - 15 CATS Term Two Only

Writing Human Rights - 15 CATS - APPLY VIA LAW DEPARTMENT

Local & Global Shakespeare - 15 CATS - APPLY VIA IATL DEPARTMENT

Modules from other departments

English students may also take modules from other departments following discussion with their Personal Tutor.

Examples are below:

IATL Modules

Please see the following link for 2016/7 interdisciplinary modules offered by IATL - The Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning HERE. Summary of Modules and application form.

IATL will also be holding a module fair at the start of term 3 - Thursday 28th April, from 12 to 2 pm in the Atrium of the Students Union, to promote its interdisciplinary modules for 2016/17.

Many of the module convenors will be present to talk about their modules and answer questions, so please come along and find out more. Our modules are available to all undergraduates in years 2, 3 or 4 (with home department approval).

New interdisciplinary modules being launched by IATL for 2016/17 include IL021 Local and Global Shakespeares, IL022 Sport, Philosophy and Practice, IL023 Genetics: Science and Society and IL024 Laughter: A Transdisciplinary Approach.

These modules are open to year 2 upwards students and they will offer places on a first come first served basis so please register early as places are very limited. If you wait until October, most of their modules will be full.

Law module

Law Module LA242 - Origins, Images and Cultures of English Law  

Professor Paul Raffield has made one of his optional modules available to English students as well as Law students. Origins, Images and Cultures of English Law (LA242) is an historical analysis of the literary, philosophical and other aesthetic influences over the development of English Law. No prior knowledge of Law is necessary. It's a 15 CATS half-module, running in term 2. Assessment is by 1 x 2-hour exam (50%) and 1 x group-written play (50%). If any English students are interested, they should email Professor Paul Raffield, and copy in Lesley Morris (UG Administrator).

Options in the Film and TV Department.

Discovering Cinema, flyer, is available for all students at all levels. Hollywood Cinema , flyer, and National Cinemas have limited places and can only be taken by students who have already completed Discovering Cinema. Please contact Tracey McVey in the Film and TV Department if you want to apply for these modules.

Options in the Language Department

HERE is a list of modules that the Language Centre plan to offer for the academic year 2016/17. They are unable to confirm whether or not they will actually run until their enrolment week (the first week of term 1) has taken place.

Please note that there are a couple of new modules on offer for next academic year; these are marked in red on the attached document and don’t yet have module codes. If any of you have queries about the Language Centre’s enrolment process or your choice of module, please email