English Literature second year modules

Students choose 120 credits of optional modules.  At least four English Literature modules must be taken, including at least one Shakespeare module. 

Optional modules (may include) 

Shakespeare Options (students choose at least 1)  

  • Shakespeare: Elizabethan
  • Shakespeare: Jacobean 

English Literature Options (students choose at least 3)  

  • Gothic
  • Imagined Worlds: Genre Fiction and Popular Culture
  • Literature 1950-Present
  • Restoration and Revolution
  • Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature
  • Popular Fiction Before the Novel
  • Reading the Renaissance
  • Earliest English
  • Literature and the Environment
  • Colonial/Postcolonial
  • The Social Life of Literature
  • Our Digital World
  • Rags and Riches
  • Aspects of Modernism
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Victorian Literature

Creative Practice (if taking, students choose 1 pathway) 

Creative Writing Pathway modules

  • Drama and Media Writing
  • Editing: Theory and Practice 

English Language Pathway Options (students choose 2)  

  • Discourse Analysis
  • History of the English Language
  • Language Education and Literacy
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Stylistics

Film Pathway modules

  • Film Genre
  • Film Theory and Criticism