All the degree programmes offered by the Department are composed of a series of modules, which are categorised into core modules (they are compulsory), optional core modules (you must choose one from a limited list) and optional (you can choose whatever you want as long as your choice complies with University assessment regulations).
Most core modules are taught by means of one lecture and one seminar per week. Option modules are normally taught by means of one seminar per week of 1.5 hours duration in Terms 1 and 2. There are no lectures or seminars in Reading Week (6th week of Terms 1 and 2). Lecture times are given on the module information pages (click on the module name in the list below to go to its information page).
For information on how to apply for an English module, please click on the link above entitled 'Options Market Information.'
To access information for modules that are running in the current year (2012-13) 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
EN124 Modes of Writing (English and Creative Writing students only)
EN107 British Theatre since 1939 (English and Theatre students only)
Comparative Literature Module
EN105 Approaches to Reading in English and French (available to English and French 1st year students only)
Optional Modules available in other departments for 2013-14
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 purple form to opt out of EN123 Modern World Literatures available in the English Office Reception or in your induction packs. You MUST choose the 30 CATS option when registering your Language Centre module.
Honours Level Modules
All 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.
The numbers in brackets () next to the module links indicate the number of places available on each module.
English Modules running in 2013-14
EN213 U.S. Writing and Culture, 1780-1920 (30)*NEW FORMAT AND SYLLABUS FOR 2013!*
EN226 Drama and Democracy (2nd Year English and Theatre students ONLY)
EN232 Composition and Creative Writing (compulsory core module for 2nd year English and Creative Writing degree ONLY)
EN236 The Practice of Fiction (for ELCW Finalists ONLY)
EN240 Screenwriting (36) NB: A portfolio of writing must be submitted at the same time as your module choices form. Please see the module webpage for more details.
EN246 Feminist Perspectives on Literature (30) 100% assessed only
EN261 Introduction to Creative Writing (12) NB: A portfolio of writing must be submitted at the same time as your module choices form. Please see the module webpage for more details. 100% assessed only
EN301 Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time (Traditional-style Seminar - 60, Hybrid-style Seminar - 45, W/Out Chairs-style Seminar - 70) Please note: Hybrid and W/Out chairs are available only to finalist students.
EN302 European Theatre (105)
EN320 Dissertation (application to be approved in advance; deadline to submit a fully approved form is Friday week 2, Term 3)
EN323 Othello -15 CATS (10)
EN329 Personal Writing Project (for ELCW Finalists and by invitation only)
EN330 Eighteenth-Century Literature (30) *NEW SYLLABUS FOR 2013!*
EN344 Representing Depression (15) 100% assessed only
EN347 Shakespeare and the Law - 15 CATS (10)
EN352 Restoration Drama - 15 CATS (15)
EN353 Early Modern Drama - 15 CATS (15)
EN355 Ecopoetics (15)
Options from the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies are normally taught by means of one seminar, usually lasting 1½ hours, per week in terms 1 and 2. Some modules may offer one lecture and one seminar per week. Teaching methods vary from module to module. There are no lectures or seminars in Reading Week (the sixth week of Terms 1 and 2). Lecture times are given with the module information. Timetables for all students taking any English modules giving details of allotted seminar times will be produced before the start of terms.
Please be aware that the recording of lectures by students is strictly forbidden without the explicit prior permission of the lecturer and that, where such permission is granted, the recording is for use by the students as a personal study aid only and should not be distributed, published or in any way transmitted for use by others.
All modules are worth 30 CATS unless otherwise stated.