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EN328 - English Literature & Feminisms 1790-1899

  • Module code: EN328
  • Module name: English Literature & Feminisms 1790-1899
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module explores some aspects of the political and intellectual provenance of a range of 19th century feminisms and examines the impact of these debates upon English literary culture in the period. The module moves from a starting point of the feminisms produced by the battle between conservative and radical politics at the turn of the 19th century, through the feminisms of the mid-century, which looked to liberalism and related positions to legitimate their arguments, to the diversification of feminist debates through the lenses of Darwinism, socialism, new discourses about sexuality and discussions around the significance of the city at the end of the 19th century. The module will construct a dialogue between 19th century literary texts, 19th century feminist and anti-feminist discourses and the way in which this relationship has been understood in the late 20th and 21st centuries by historians, historiographers and literary critics.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly seminar

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/undergraduate/current/modules/fulllist/special/feminisms

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN328-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) 5000 word essay 50%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%
C3 (Assessed/examined work) 2 hour examination (Non-Finalists) STAFF USE 100%
C4 (Assessed/examined work) 2 hour examination (Finalists) STAFF USE 100%
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

N/A

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