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EN122 - Modes of Reading

  • Module code: EN122
  • Module name: Modes of Reading
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module offers an introduction to the practices of criticism. Form, genre and literary inheritance will be among the topics addressed. Thematically organised lectures provide a frame of cultural reference on which the students will draw in their close readings in seminars. The module is taught in four units. In 2010-11, the units are: (1) Speaking with Others; (2) Shocks and Sympathies; (3) Nation, Culture, Place ; (4) The Angel of History.

Principal learning outcomes

The module aims to enable students to work with a variety of critical approaches, and to develop an informed awareness of the possibilities available to them as readers and critics.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly lectures and seminars.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/undergraduate/current/modules/fulllist/first/en122/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN122-30)
A (Assessed work only) 1st Essay (3500 words) 50%
  2nd Essay (3500 words) 50%
A1 (Assessed work only) 1st Essay (5000 words) (honours level students only) 50%
  2nd Essay (5000 words) (honours level students only) 50%
V1 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending single term only 100%
V2 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 1 & 2) 50%
  Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 2 & 3) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and Latin Literature (QQ36) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Classics and English (QQ37) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and German Literature (QR32) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and Italian Literature (QR33) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and Hispanic Studies (QR34) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and German (QR37) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and Italian (QR38) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 8
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate English and French (QR3A) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English & Cultural Studies (Y304) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English & Cultural Studies (Y304) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English & Cultural Studies (Y304) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English & Cultural Studies (Y304) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate English & Cultural Studies (Y304) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate English & Cultural Studies (Y304) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate English & Cultural Studies (Y304) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate English & Cultural Studies (Y304) - Year 8
  • Undergraduate English & Cultural Studies (Y304) - Year 9
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 9
Optional
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies (QW34) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and History (VQ32) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English & Cultural Studies (Y304) - Year 10