For information on how to apply for an English module, please see here - Options Season Information.
Below is a summary of the Department's undergraduate modules that we plan to offer in the 2019/20 academic session. 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.
1st Year (ie. Level One) - some Honours assessments available
EN101 Epic into Novel (Honours variant available)
EN107 British Theatre since 1939 - English and Theatre students only
EN121 Medieval to Renaissance English Literature (Honours variant available)
EN122 Modes of Reading (Honours variant available)
EN123 Modern World Literatures (Honours variant available)
EN124 Modes of Writing - English and Creative Writing students only
EN126 History & Textuality - English & History students only
Intermediate and Finalist Modules (ie. Honours Level)
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 students in making their module choices and does not exclude anyone from choosing those modules as one of their options.
Please note that the module code number (i.e. EN227, EN301 etc) does not accord with the year in which you can take the module: some modules are specific to second or finalist year students, but most are free to take in either your second or final year.
EN226 Drama and Democracy - 2nd Year English and Theatre students only
EN229 Literary and Cultural Theory
EN232 Composition and Creative Writing - compulsory core module 2nd yr English & Creative Writing degree only
EN236 The Practice of Fiction - for ELCW Finalists only
EN238 The Practice of Poetry - 2nd year only module for English and Creative Writing students
EN263 Devolutionary British Fiction
EN264 Explorations in Critical Theory
EN267 Literature, Environment, Ecology
EN268 Modernist Cultures Final Year Students only - FROM 2019/20
EN302 European Theatre
EN304 Twentieth Century US Literature
EN320 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)
EN328 English Literature and Feminisms 1790 -1899
EN329 Personal Writing Project - for ELCW Finalists only (See module webpage for futher application form re genre of your PWP - please ensure you also do this as well as applying via the on-line form.)
EN330 Eighteenth-Century Literature
EN336 States of Damage: Twenty-First Century US Writing and Culture
Modules from other departments
Honours-level English students may also take modules from other departments following discussion with their Personal Tutor. Students will need to approach other Departments directly to enquire about what modules are on offer. Below are some useful links to help you get a feel for what may be on offer.
Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) - IATL Module Fair -
12:00–14:00, Monday, 29 April 2019 - Students Union Atrium -
The module convenors and members of the IATL team will be present in the Students Union Atrium to answer any questions you may have about what it is like to study an interdisciplinary module and how they are assessed.
Liberal Arts - example modules - Term 1 Posthumous Geographies I: Underworlds Term 2 - Posthumous Geographies II: Paradises, IP303 A Sustainable Serenissima: Water, Fire and the Future of Venice