Combined Honours

English Literature

Overview

Discover our range of English Literature modules for 2017-18.

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

Find reading lists for this subject on our Reading Lists Online website

Further information

For further information about this subject, including any pre-requisites, visit the English Literature subject page.

You can also contact your Subject Adviser.

Stage 1

Find out about English Literature modules for Stage 1.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Students taking three subjects in Stage 1 take the following two compulsory modules:

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
SEL1003 Introduction to Literary Studies l 20 1
SEL1004 Introduction to Literary Studies II 20 2

Students taking two subjects at Stage 1 must take the following additional module:

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
SEL1030 Close Reading 20 1

Stage 2

Find out about English Literature modules for Stage 2.

All Stage 2 modules are capped at 140 unless specified otherwise below.

You must select Stage 2 modules in English Literature to a minimum credit value of 40 and a maximum of 80.

Students taking 40 credits in English Literature in Stage 2 must select one module from Group 1 and one module from Group 2.

Candidates taking 60 credits in English Literature must select:

  • one module from Group 1
  • one module from Group 2
  • one further module, from either Group 1 or Group 2

Candidates taking 80 credits in English Literature in Stage 2 must select:

  • one module from Group 1 and one module from Group 2
  • one further module, from either Group 1 or Group 2
  • the Independent Research Project, SEL2210

Group 1

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
SEL2201 Reading the Renaissance (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20   1
SEL2202 Writing New Worlds, 1660-1800 (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20   1
SEL2203 Revolutionary Britain, 1789-1832 (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20   2
SEL2216 Poetry, Script and Prose Workshop (Capped at 135) 20   1
SEL2219 Monsters, Misery & Miracles: Heroic Life in Old English Poetry (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) (Capped at 30) 20   1

Group 2

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
SEL2204 Victorian Passions: Victorian Values (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20   1
SEL2205 Fictions of Migration (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20   1
SEL2206 Contemporary Cultures (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20   2
SEL2207 Modernisms (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20   2
SEL2217* Popular Performance Here and Now (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) (Capped at 40) 20   2

*Students wishing to take SEL2217 must contact the Module Leader, Helen Freshwater, before signing up, as Combined Honours students will not have studied the third pre-requisite module SEL1031.

Independent Research Project

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
SEL2210 Independent Research Project (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20   2

Stage 3

Find out about English Literature modules for Stage 3.

You must select Stage 3 modules in English Literature to a minimum credit value of 40 and a maximum of 80.

Students taking 40 credits in English Literature in Stage 3 must select: 20 credits from modules listed in Group A and 20 credits from modules listed in Group B.

Students taking 60 credits in English Literature must select:

  • 20 credits from modules listed in Group A
  • 20 credits from modules listed in Group B
  • a further 20 credits from either group A, Group B or Group C

Students taking 80 credits in English Literature in Stage 2 must select:

  • 20 credits from modules listed in Group A
  • 20 credits from modules listed in Group B
  • a further 40 credits from any of the modules in group A, Group B, Group C, Group D or Group E

Students can only take one of the modules in Group C and one of the modules in Group D.

Students who are already taking a 20 credit independent study module on any other part of their degree cannot take either the Dissertation or the File of Original Work.  Further, students who are already taking more than 20 credits of independent study on any other part of the degree cannot take either SEL3364 or SEL3365.

Group A

All Group A modules are capped at 70 unless specified otherwise.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
SEL3090 Chaucer, Chivalry, and Heresy in the Middle Ages (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20 2
SEL3093 Coming of Age in the Renaissance (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20 1
SEL3368 Shakespeare and Elizabethan Tragedy (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20 2
SEL3373 Women of Virtue and Women of Pleasure: Sensibility in the Age of Reason (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20 2
SEL3383 From the Black Death to the Tudors: Traditions and transformations in medieval literature (Pre-requisite SEL1004) 20 1
SEL3392 Between the Acts: English Theatre, 1660 -1737 20 2
SEL3393 The Renaissance Entertainment Industry: authorship on stage and page, 1550 - 1620 20 1

Group B

All Group B modules capped at 70 unless specified otherwise.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
SEL3308 Murder, Mystery, Mayhem: British Detective Fiction, 1850-1950 (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20 1
SEL3319 The Spielberg Generation 20 1
SEL3338

Home; Heritage; History: 20th century British Children's Literature (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004)

20 1
SEL3340 Romantic Poetry: Journeys of the Imagination (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20 1
SEL3347

Contemporary Documentary 2: Theory and Practice (Capped at 15)

20 2
SEL3356 Madness, Medicine and Modern Literature (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20 1
SEL3370 Writing the Postcolonial Nation: Literature from the Indian Subcontinent (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) 20 2
SEL3386 Modernist Poetry: Pound to the Beats 20 1
SEL3388 Carribean-U.S. Cultures (Pre-requisite SEL1030) 20 1
SEL3394 Nonsense Literature 20 2
SEL3395 The Victorians 20 2
SEL3396 Epic Fail 20 1
SEL3397 Contemporary American Poetry: The (Post) Avant-Garde 20 1

Group C

Students can only take one of these modules.

Module Code

Module Title 

Credit Value

Semester

SEL3324

The Cultural Industries: Work Placement (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) (Capped at 12)

20

1

SEL3325 The Cultural Industries: Work Placement (Pre-requisites SEL1003 & SEL1004) (Capped at 12) 20 2

Group D

Students can only take one of these modules.

Module Code

Module Title 

Credit Value 

Semester

SEL3364

Independent Essay 1 (English Literature)

20

1

SEL3365

Independent Essay 2 (English Literature)

20 2

Group E

Module CodeModule Title Credit ValueSemester 
SEL3333 File of Original Literary Work (Pre-requisite SEL2209 or SEL2216) 40 1&2
SEL3362 Dissertation in English Literature (Pre-requisites SEL1003, SEL1004 & SEL2210) 40 1&2