Combined Honours

English Literature

Overview

Discover our range of English Literature modules for 2020-21 (Please note: these modules reflect revisions following the University’s Education Resilience Framework in response to Covid-19)

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

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.

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 (Note: pre-requisite of SEL1000 waived for Combined Honours students) 20 2
SEL2226 Theatre Script Workshop (Capped at 30) (Note: pre-requisite of SEL1000 waived for Combined Honours students) 20

2

SEL2227 Prose Workshop (Capped at 45) (Note: pre-requisite of SEL1000 waived for Combined Honours students) 20 2
SEL2228 Screenwriting Workshop (Note: pre-requisite of SEL1000 waived for Combined Honours students) 20 2

Group 2

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
SEL2204 Victorian Passions: Victorian Values (Capped at 150) 20   1
SEL2205 Fictions of Migration  20   2
SEL2206 Contemporary Cultures  20   2
SEL2207 Modernisms  20   1
SEL2215 Creative Practice (Note: pre-requisite of SEL1000 waived for Combined Honours students) 20 1

 

Independent Research Project

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
SEL2210 Independent Research Project
20   2

Stage 3

Find out about English Literature modules for Stage 3.

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 in Group A and 20 credits from modules 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.

* 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 or 40 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 a module from Group D.

 Group A

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
SEL3055

Chaucer, Shakespeare and the Book of the Future (Capped at 48)

20 1
SEL3100 Other Renaissances: Gender, Race and Sexuality in Early Modern Culture (Capped at 48) 20 2
SEL3373 Women of Virtue and Women of Pleasure: Sensibility in the Age of Reason (Capped at 48) 20 2
SEL3391 Women on Trial: Gender, Power, and Performance in Shakespeare’s England (Capped at 48) 20 1
SEL3392 Between the Acts: English Theatre 1660-1737 (Capped at 48) 20 2
SEL3393 Shakespeare's Show Business (Capped at 48) 20 1
SEL3406 Making Ireland: Kingdom, Colony and Nation in Text and Performance (Capped at 48) 20 1
SEL8543

Manuscript, Print, Digital (This is a post-graduate module that is available to Stage 3 students only)

20

Group B

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
SEL3016

Orgasms, Odalisques, Onanism: Desire and the Body at the Fin de siècle (Capped at 48)

20 1
SEL3091 Sex and Money: Economies of the Victorian Novel (Capped at 48) 20 2
SEL3340 Romantic Poetry: Journeys of the Imagination (Capped at 48) 20 1
SEL3346  Contemporary Documentary 1: Theory and Practice (Capped at 15) 20 1
SEL3347

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

20 2
SEL3370

Writing the Postcolonial Nation: Literature from the Indian Subcontinent (Capped at 48)

20
SEL3378 Landscapes of American Modernism (Capped at 48) 20 2
SEL3386 Modernist Poetry: Pound to the Beats (Capped at 48) 20 2
SEL3388 Caribbean-U.S. Cultures (Capped at 48) 20 1
SEL3395 The Victorian Novel: Time, Change, and the Life Course (Capped at 48) 20 2
SEL3404 High-toned, Middlebrow, and Lowdown: Jazz-Age Literature in the Magazines (Capped at 48) 20 2
SEL3409 Planetary Imagination: Literature in the Time of Environment Crisis (Capped at 48) 20 2

Group C

Students can only take one of SEL3324 or SEL3325.

Module Code

Module Title 

Credit Value

Semester

SEL3324

Cultural Industries Placement Module (Capped at 12)

20

1

SEL3325 Cultural Industries Placement Module (Capped at 12) 20 2

Group D

Students can only take one of SEL3364 and SEL3365.

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.

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 
SEL3400 Prose Portfolio (Pre-requisite one of SEL2224, SEL2226, SEL2227 or SEL2228) 40 1&2
SEL3401 Theatre Script Portfolio (Pre-requisite one of SEL2224, SEL2226, SEL2227 or SEL2228) 40 1&2
SEL3402 Poetry Portfolio (Pre-requisite one of SEL2224, SEL2226, SEL2227 or SEL2228) 40 1&2
SEL3403 Screenwriting Portfolio (Pre-requisite one of SEL2224, SEL2226, or SEL2227) 40 1&2
SEL3362 Dissertation in English Literature (Pre-requisites SEL2210) 40 1&2