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Modules - Options for 2019/20

For information on how to apply for an English module, please see - Options Season Information.

See the Undergraduate 2019/20 Options Booklet

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

EN127 The Written World - English and Creative Writing students only - NEW for 2019/20

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. EN2**, EN3** 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.

The European Novel

Writing History - core for 2nd year English & History students

Drama and Democracy - 2nd Year English and Theatre students only

Composition and Creative Writing - compulsory core module 2nd yr English & Creative Writing degree only
The Practice of Fiction - for ELCW Finalists only
The Practice of Poetry - 2nd year only module for English and Creative Writing students
Study Year Abroad - for Interclated Year Students only
Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time
European Theatre
Twentieth Century US Literature 
Dissertation (application to be approved; see module webpage for full details, application form and useful workshop to help prepare you over the summer)
English Literature and Feminisms 1790 -1899
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.)
Eighteenth-Century Literature

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)

School of Law - example modules - LA381 Writing Human Rights and Shakespeare & the Law

Centre for Education Studies - Module Availability 

School of Modern Languages and Cultures - Module Availability

Warwick Business School 

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

Film & TV Department - Discovering Cinema - see more details about the Film and Tv department modules - not available to Finalists

Classics Department - welcome enquiries from External students via 

Intermediate and Finalist modules (ie. Honours Level)

15 CAT Modules

Running in Term 1

Women and Writing, 1150-1450

Running in Term 2

Othello Final year students only
Question of the Animal Final Year Students only - FROM 2019/20
Writing the Isles - Final Year Students only
Ancient & Modern - FROM 2019/20