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EN245 - The English Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Module code: EN245
  • Module name: The English Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to explore the form of the novel and the ways in which it develops in the particular context of nineteenth-century Britain, responding to rapid social change - and the possibility of revolution - and the correspondingly shifting understandings of class, gender, sexuality, nation and culture. We shall focus particularly on the theorisation and representation of space, place and embodiment: the country and the city, the house and its objects, and how the body inhabits space. This focus will enable new readings of what may seem to be familiar texts. Novelists studied will include Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy, George Eliot, Henry James and Oscar Wilde, and we shall also be looking at some non-fictional writing on politics and aesthetics. The subject is a rich one and the writing embraces the sensational and the satirical as well as fictions of social realism.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly seminar

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN245-30)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) First 2500 word essay 25%
  Second 2500 word essay 25%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 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

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate English and Latin Literature (QQ36) - Year 2
Optional
  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English Literature with Intercalated Year (Q301) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing with Intercalated Year (QP37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate English and Latin Literature (QQ36) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (with Study Abroad) (QW26) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies (QW34) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies (QW34) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies with Intercalated Year (QW35) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 3