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Modules - 2017/18

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

Below is a summary of the Department's undergraduate modules that we plan to offer in the 2017/18 academic session. These are listed to help students make an informed choice when deciding on module preferences. Whilst we will endeavour to keep any changes to a minimum, please be aware that there may be times when we have to amend the modules that we can run.

1st Year (ie. Level One)

EN101 Epic into Novel
EN107 British Theatre since 1939 - English and Theatre students only
EN121 Medieval to Renaissance English Literature
EN122 Modes of Reading

EN123 Modern World Literatures

EN124 Modes of Writing -
English and Creative Writing students only


2nd & 3rd Year (ie. Honours Level)

30 CAT 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.

EN301 Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time
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)
EN328 English Literature and Feminisms 1799-1899
EN329 Personal Writing Project
EN330 Eighteenth-Century Literature
EN331 Poetry in English since 1945
EN334 Crime Fiction, Nation and Empire: Britain 1850-1947
EN336States of Damage: Twenty-First Century US Writing and Culture
EN338 Russian Narratives
EN361 Introduction to Alternative Lifeworlds Fiction (Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Weird)
EN364 Literature and Empire: Britain and the Caribbean to C.1900
EN370 Commodity Fictions: World Literature and World-Ecology
EN375 Fiction Now: Narrative, Media and Theory in the 21st Century

Modules from other departments

Second and third-year (ie. honours-level) English students may also take modules from other departments following discussion with their Personal Tutor. Students will need to approach other Departments directly to enquire about what modules are on offer. Below are some useful links to help you get a feel for what may be on offer.

Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) - Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Modules. Students interested in Shakespeare may be interested in Local and Global Shakespeares (IL021).

School of Law - Module Fair

Centre for Education Studies - Module Availability

School of Modern Languages and Cultures - Module Availability


2nd & 3rd Year (ie. Honours Level)

15 CAT Modules

Running in Term 1

EN347 Shakespeare and the Law Final year students only

Running in Term 2

EN323 Othello Final year students only