Final Year Modules

Compulsory Module

Creative Writing Project

This module requires students to produce an extended piece of writing in the form of a creative writing project; recognising the combined practical and self-reflective processes they have been involved in on the creative writing part of the programme, by including both a creative and a critical component. The creative element can take the form of a novel excerpt, a collection of short fiction or poetry or a stage or screenplay. For the critical component students will be expected to demonstrate an ability to place their own writing (as process and product) in a wider literary and cultural context.

Optional Modules (may include) 

Creative Writing and English Literature Special Subjects (students choose 4)

  • Children's Film and Television 

  • Creative Non Fiction

  • Extreme Fictions

  • Sympathetic Texts 

  • The Art of Translation 

  • The Hatred of Poetry 

  • Writer as Global Reader: Responding to Texts in Translation 

  • Fantasy and Fandom: writing back to the medieval in modern fantasy 

  • African American Freedom: 20th Century Literature and Visual Culture 

  • After the Deluge: Writing and Recovery after the First World War 

  • Alternative Facts: Genre, Historicism and the Fantasy of Other Pasts  

  • American Frontiers: Nation and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

  • Byron and Keats 

  • Digital Witness: Stories of Surveillance 

  • Elizabeth I and her Poets 

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where They Came From 

  • Feminist Killjoys: Theories of Gender and Sexuality 

  • Flourish for the Players (Shakespeare's Contemporaries) 

  • From Cover to Cover: Histories of the Book

  • Funny Feelings in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature 

  • Gender and Irish Fiction 

  • Guilty Pleasures: Reading the Historical Romance 

  • Islamophobia and the Novel  

  • Last Year’s Novels

  • Law and Literature

  • Literary Translation 

  • Literature at Sea: 1851 to present 

  • Literature in the Age of Evolution 

  • Love Poetry

  • Magic, Monsters and Marvels in the Medieval World 

  • Making Global Literatures in Britian 

  • Mapping the Middle Ages: Cultural Encounters in the Medieval East and West 

  • Modern American Poetry 

  • Modernism in the Magazines

  • Neo-Victorianism

  • New York, New York 

  • Nineteenth-Century Detective Fiction 

  • Orwell's Books: Writing Politics, Resisting Tyranny 

  • PoMo Historical Fictions 

  • Remembering World War One 

  • Rude Britannia: 1660 - 1830 

  • Shakespeare's Tragedies 

  • Studies in Nineteenth-Century Single Author 

  • TMI: Confessional Writing, from Rousseau to present 

  • The Art of Translation 

  • The End of Life As We Know It: The Implications of Digital Technology 

  • The Modern Short Story 

  • Politics and Terror in the Age of Revolutions