For information on how to apply for an English module, please see here - Options Season Information.
See the Undergraduate 2020/21 Options Booklet - if you select the title in the alphabetical list, this will take you to the module webpage.
Below is a summary of the Department's undergraduate modules that we plan to offer in the 2020/21 academic year. 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 some changes to the modules on offer.
Not all option modules listed will necessarily be offered every year and new modules may be added every year.
Please note that students not studying for literature degrees must normally have obtained a good pass in a literary A-level before taking a course offered by this Department.
There are restrictions on which modules students from outside of the department can and cannot take. You should make sure you know what these before making your final choice.
- Module codes starting EN2xx are available for intermediate year students
- Module codes starting EN3xx are available for finalist year students – N/B some modules are for finalists only
1st Year (ie. Level 4) - some Honours assessments available
- EN101 Epic into Novel (Honours variant available - EN2J4/EN3J4)
- EN107 British Theatre since 1939 - English and Theatre students only
- EN121 Medieval to Renaissance English Literature (Honours variant available - EN2J5/EN3J5)
- EN122 Modes of Reading (Honours variant available - EN2J6/EN3J6)
- EN123 Modern World Literatures (Honours variant available - EN2J7/EN3J7)
- EN124 Modes of Writing - English and Creative Writing students only
- EN126 History & Textuality - English & History students only
- EN127 The Written World - English and Creative Writing students only
Intermediate and Finalist Core modules (only for specific degree programs)
- Drama and Democracy - core module for 2nd-year English and Theatre students only
- Literature in Theory- core module for 2nd-year English Literature students only
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 finalist only students in making their module choices and does not exclude anyone from choosing those modules as one of their options.
- Arthurian Literature and its Legacy
- Asia & the Victorians
- Commodity Fictions: World Literature & World Ecology
- Crime Fiction, Nation and Empire: Britain 1850-1947
- Dissertation (application to be approved; deadline to submit a fully approved form is Friday week 3, term 3 - see module webpage for full details, application form and useful workshop to help prepare you over the summer). See for English & History Dissertation for English & History joint degree students only.
- Eighteenth-Century Literature
- English Literature and Feminisms 1790 -1899
- The English Nineteenth Century Novel
- European Theatre
- Literature and Empire: Britain and the Caribbean to c.1900
- Literature, Environment, Ecology
- Modernist Cultures
- New Literatures in English
- Remaking Shakespeare
- Romantic and Victorian Poetry
- Seventeenth Century Literature
- Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time
- Twentieth-Century Avant-Gardes
- Twentieth Century US Literature
- Yiddish Literature in Translation: A World Beyond Borders