English Language and Literature final year modules

Optional modules (may include)

English Language Dissertation 

or

English Literature Dissertation

or

English Language Investigation

and

English Literature Extended Essay  

English Language Options (students choose 2) 

  • Discourse and Society 

  • English Language Teaching 

  • A Common Language? English in the U.K. and the U.S.A. (and beyond) 

  • Animal Communication and Language Evolution 

  • Authorship Analysis 

  • Business Discourse and Communication 

  • Clinical Linguistics

  • Evaluative Language 

  • Exploring Linguistic Diversity

  • Language and New Media

  • Language and the Mind 

  • Language, Senses and Sound Symbolism

  • Phraseology

English Literature Special Subjects (students choose 2)

  • 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

  • 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 

  • Muslim Women's Popular Fiction

  • 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 

  • TMI: Confessional Writing, from Rousseau to present 

  • 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