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2nd Year Modules


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Composition and Creative WritingLink opens in a new window

Convenor: Gonzalo C Garcia
Nell Stevens + Johnny Lynas

This is a core module for second years of QP36 ‘English Literature and Creative Writing’ only. It is available only as a 100% fully assessed module. It proceeds in the form of writing workshops and seminars. Absence from these workshops will severely limit your capacity for achieving strong work. It is not available as an optional module.


The Practice of PoetryLink opens in a new window

David Morley

This module is an option solely for Year Two students taking English Literature and Creative Writing. The module offers a practical, imaginative progression to the Year 3 Personal Writing Project in which you work one-to-one with a tutor. It is vital that applicants have read and written poetry and possess experience of writing workshops. Workshops are two hours long. Students of this module have gone on to establish significant reputations as poets, performers, film-makers, spoken word artists, editors, conceptual artists, and publishers.


ScreenwritingLink opens in a new window

Lucy Brydon

The module is aimed at second and third year students. The course will introduce students to contemporary screenwriting practice. There are no formal entry requirements. It introduces students to the principles of screenwriting craft and the current film climate in the UK.

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Love Will Tear Us Apart: The Contemporary Realist Romance
Convenor: Gonzalo C Garcia
The module is aimed at Second Year students (optional module for the English Literature pathways). It will focus on studying the narrative traditions of romance. The principal aim is to provide students with an understanding of how these narratives fit into the wider scope of contemporary narrative productions (for example, understanding their connections to counter-culture writing, youth identities and movements, including digital impact), and crucially the practice of said narratives, taking into account unique characteristics in the medium, such as conflict-driven narrative, objective characterisation based on desire, unreliable point of views, and love as a metaphor for wider social-political conflicts.  CW216
Representative Additional English Department Modules:Link opens in a new window

*Please see the English website for full list of available modules

The Seventeenth Century

Modern American Poetry
The English Country House
US Writing and Culture 1780-1920
Romantic and Victorian Poetry

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