Combined Honours

English Literature

Overview

Discover our range of English Literature modules for 2019-20.

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

Find reading lists for this subject on our 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 MODULES ARE CAPPED AT 135 STUDENTS UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE BELOW

SEL1003 AND SEL1004 ARE BOTH PRE-REQUISITES FOR ALL STAGE 2 MODULES

 

Candidates must select Stage 2 modules in English Literature to a credit value of not less than 40 and not more than 80.

 

Candidates 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 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.

 

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 Modules

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
SEL2201 Renaissance Bodies 20   2
SEL2202 Writing New Worlds, 1660-1800  20   1
SEL2203 Revolutionary Britain, 1789-1832  20   2
SEL2219 Monsters, Misery & Miracles: Heroic Life in Old English Poetry   20   1
SEL2224 Poetry Workshop (Capped at 30) 20 1
SEL2227 Prose Workshop 20 1
SEL2228 Screenwriting Workshop (Note: pre-requisite of SEL1000 waived for Combined Honours students) 20 1

Group 2

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
SEL2204 Victorian Passions: Victorian Values  20   1
SEL2205 Fictions of Migration  20   2
SEL2206 Contemporary Cultures  20   2
SEL2207 Modernisms  20   1
SEL2217 Popular Performance Here and Now (Capped at 40) Note: you must have permission from the Module Leader (Helen Freshwater) to study this module as you will not have studied the pre-requisite SEL1031. 20   1

 

Independent Research Project

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
SEL2210 Independent Research Project (Capped at 200) 20   2

Stage 3

Find out about English Literature modules for Stage 3.

ALL MODULES ARE CAPPED AT 70 STUDENTS UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE BELOW

SEL1003 AND SEL1004 ARE BOTH PRE-REQUISITES FOR ALL STAGE 3 MODULES

 

Candidates must select Stage 3 modules in English Literature to a credit value of not less than 40 and not more than 80.

 

Candidates 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.

                                                                                                                                       

Candidates taking 60 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, and a further 20 credits from either Group A, Group B or Group C.

 

Candidates taking 80 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.

A further 40 credits from any of the modules in Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D or Group E.

 

Notes:

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 a Portfolio module.  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

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
SEL3090 Chaucer, Chivalry, and Heresy in the Middle Ages  20 1
SEL3055 Chaucer, Shakespeare and the Book of the Future 20 2
SEL3340 Romantic Poetry: Journeys of the Imagination  20 1
SEL3373 Women of Virtue and Women of Pleasure: Sensibility in the Age of Reason  20 2
SEL3391 Women on Trial: Gender, Power, and Performance in Shakespeare’s England 20 1
SEL3393 Shakespeare's Show Business 20 1
SEL3406 Making Ireland: Kingdom, Colony and Nation in Text and Performance 20 1

Group B

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
SEL3011

Growing Up Global: Childhood and National Identity from Postwar to Present

20 1
SEL3016

Orgasms, Odalisques, Onanism: Desire and the Body at the Fin de siècle

20 2
SEL3091 Sex and Money: Economies of the Victorian Novel  20 2
SEL3338

Home; Heritage; History: 20th century British Children's Literature 

20 2
SEL3346  Contemporary Documentary 1: Theory and Practice (Capped at 15) 20  1
SEL3347

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

20 2
SEL3378 Landscapes of American Modernism 20 2
SEL3386 Modernist Poetry: Pound to the Beats 20 1
SEL3390 The Literature of Capitalism 20 2
SEL3395 The Victorian Novel: Time, Change, and the Life Course 20 1
SEL3397 American Poetry Now 20 2
SEL3404 High-toned, Middlebrow, and Lowdown: Jazz-Age Literature in the Magazines 20 2
SEL3409 Planetary Imagination: Literature, the Environment and the Anthropocene 20 2

Group C

Students can only take one of these modules.

Module Code

Module Title 

Credit Value

Semester

SEL3324

The Cultural Industries: Work Placement (Capped at 12)

20

1

SEL3325 The Cultural Industries: Work Placement  (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

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 E

Module CodeModule Title Credit ValueSemester 
SEL3400 Prose Portfolio (Pre-requisite SEL2224, SEL2226 or SEL2227) 40 1&2
SEL3401 Theatre Script Portfolio (Pre-requisite SEL2224, SEL2226 or SEL2227) 40 1&2
SEL3402 Poetry Portfolio (Pre-requisite SEL2224, SEL2226 or SEL2227) 40 1&2
SEL3403 Screenwriting Portfolio (Pre-requisite SEL2224, SEL2226 or SEL2227) 40 1&2
SEL3362 Dissertation in English Literature (Pre-requisites SEL2210) 40 1&2