English department Modules Options
For information on how to apply for an English module, please see - Options Season Information.
Below is a list of all modules available in to Undergraduates in English but these do not all run every year so for details of which modules are running in the next academic year, see the Undergraduate Current Options BookletLink opens in a new window
MA students should see the information at https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/postgraduate/
Below is a summary of the Department's undergraduate modules.
Not all option modules listed will necessarily be offered every year and new modules may be added every year. see the Undergraduate Current Options BookletLink opens in a new window
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.
These modules are open to any English studies /Joint degree students who did not take them in their first year, and any students from outside the department.
EN101 Epic into Novel (EN2J4/EN3J4)Link opens in a new window (Honours variant available for those who don't take it in year one)
EN121 Medieval to Renaissance English Literature (EN2J5/EN3J5) (Honours variant available)
EN122 Modes of Reading (EN2J6/EN3J6)Link opens in a new window (Honours variant available)
EN123 Modern World Literatures (EN2J7/EN3J7)Link opens in a new window(Honours variant available)
- These two modules are not open to other students at any level.
EN107 British Theatre since 1939 - English and Theatre students only
EN126 History & Textuality - English & History students only
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Compulsory Core modules
These modules are compulsory specified student groups in Q300, VQ32, QW34. See "Degree StructureLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window" page for full breakdown of what you need to take.
EN2L4 Literature in TheoryLink opens in a new window - core for 2nd year (intermediate) English students (Q300)
In 2023-24 there is no compulsory core for Q300s - only an optional core (See below)
Writing History - core for 2nd year (intermediate) English & History students
EN3K9 DissertationLink opens in a new window - core for 3rd year (finalist) English & History students
Drama and Democracy - 2nd Year (intermediate) English and Theatre students only
Shakespeare: Text and Performance, Now and Then- 3rd Year (finalist) English and Theatre students only
Optional Core modules
[relevant in 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/34]
Intermediate (2nd year) Q300 English students must take a module that is specified to fall into the "pre-1900" category. These are outlined on the "Degree Structures"Link opens in a new window page.
Finalist (3rd year) Q300 English students must take a module that is specified to fall into the "Global Literatures" category. These are outlined on the "Degree Structures"Link opens in a new window page.
Intermediate (2nd year) VQ32 English and History students must take 30 CATS worth of optional core module(s) that fall in the Early Modern History categories from either English department or History department.
EN3E0 Dissertation Module
This module is available to final year (including intercalated finalist English Studies) students registered on English, English and Theatre Studies, Film and Literature, Philosophy and Literature, English and Classics, English and French, English and German, English and Italian, English and Hispanic Studies, English and Cultural Studies.
Please note that English and History students have a compulsory dissertation specific to their degree.
Please note the "Research Project" that was compulsory for Q300 Finalists in 2022/23 is no longer running from 2023/24. You may choose to do the EN3E0 optional dissertation or any other module as well as your optional core of a Global Literature module (see "Degree StructuresLink opens in a new window").
30 CATS optional modules
- alphabetical order
- Not all modules will run every year. The "list of all modules" section of the current year options booklet available in the second half of term 2 will indicate what is running in the forthcoming academic year.
- 1 term modules of 15 CATS further down
- Q300 students will need to ensure at least one of their modules fits their "optional core" requirement for their level.
VQ32 intermediate students need to ensure they meet their Early Modern requirements.
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EN2H2/EN3H2 American Horror Story: U.S. Gothic Cultures, 1790-Present
EN2K1/EN3K1 American Poetry: Modernity, Rupture, Violence
EN2C5/EN3C5 ChaucerLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window
EN2E7/EN3E7 Crime Fiction, Nation and Empire: Britain 1850-1947
EN2C7/EN3C7 Devolutionary British Fiction
EN2G5/EN3G5 Disasters and the British ContemporaryLink opens in a new window
EN3E0 DissertationLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window (Finalists only)
EN2E4/EN3E4 Eighteenth-Century Literature
EN2E2/EN3E2 English Literature and Feminisms, 1790-1899
EN2J4/EN3J4 Epic into Novel (honours variant)
EN2C8/3C8 Explorations in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
EN2K4/EN3K4 George Eliot and Sociology
EN2XX/3XX Global Literary Radicalisms: Proletarian Literature from the Russian Revolution to Anti-colonial ResistanceLink opens in a new window
EN2G3/3G3 Global City Literature: Image, Theory, TextLink opens in a new window
EN2F5/EN3F5 Introduction to Alternative Lifeworlds Fiction (Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Weird)
EN2F7/EN3F7 Literature and Empire: Britain and the Caribbean to c. 1900
EN2G4/EN3G4 Literature, Theory, and TimeLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window
EN2E8/EN3E8 Literature and Psychoanalysis
EN2D0/EN3D0 Literature, Environment, Ecology
EN2J5/EN3J5 Medieval to Renaissance (honours variant)
EN2J7/EN3J7 Modern World Literatures (honours variant)
EN2J6/EN3J6 Modes of Reading (honours variant)
EN2L3/EN3D1 Modernist Cultures
EN2C4/EN3C4 New Literatures in English
EN2H3/EN3H3 Race, Ethnicity, and Migration in the Americas (warwick.ac.uk)
EN2G7/EN3G7 Remaking Shakespeare
EN2B4/EN3B4 Romantic and Victorian Poetry
EN2B5/EN3B5 Seventeenth-Century LiteratureLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window
EN2L6/EN3L2 Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of His Time
Study Year Abroad Link opens in a new window- application open to Intermediates to be taken before the final year at Warwick.
EN2L8/EN3L5 Tales of Terror: Gothic and the Short Form
EN2XX/3XX Text/Styles: Fashion and Literature
EN2C2/EN3C2 The English Nineteenth-Century Novel
EN2B0/EN3B0 The European Novel
EN2C9/EN3C9 The Global NovelLink opens in a new window
EN2K9/EN3L1 Transatlantic Modernist Poetry
EN2D2/EN3D2 Transnational Feminism: Literature, Theory & Practice
EN2K7/EN3K7 Twentieth-Century Avant-Gardes
EN2D9/EN3D9 Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature
EN2K6/EN3K6 Yiddish Literature in Translation: A World Beyond Borders (no prior knowledge nor language requirement)
15 CAT modules
These modules will only be available in either Term 1 or Term 2. The options booklet for the coming academic year will indicate which term they will be running.
EN2F1/EN3F1 Early Modern Drama
EN2J1/EN3J1 Women and Writing, 1150-1450 - Students are expected to have studied EN121 Medieval to Renaissance Literature or to have equivalent prior reading knowledge of Middle English literature.
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EN2F1/EN3F1 Early Modern Drama
EN2L7/EN3L6 England and the Islamic World, 1550-1660
EN2L9/3E1 Othello (warwick.ac.uk)
EN2G1/EN3G1 - Queer and There: Queer Theory and the History of Sexuality in the Global Context
EN2G9/EN3G9 Queering the Literary Landscape
EN2H0/EN3H0 Small Press Publishing: History, Theory, PracticeLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window
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EN2XX/3XX Sick Imagination: Illness, Disability and the Critical Medical HumanitiesLink opens in a new window
EN2K8/EN3K7 The Novel Now: Reading the Novel in the 21st Century
EN2L2/3J8 The Question of the Animal
EN2XX/3XX Modernity at Sea: Indian Ocean LiteraturesLink opens in a new window