20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Either LIT101, LIT107 or LIT108

Aims/Description: This module is on the core literature programme in the School of English. It aims to give a sound grasp of prose - short stories, novels and essays - from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century (roughly, 1790 to 1910). We study authors such as Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, William Hazlitt, Jane Austen, Maria Edgeworth, Walter Scott, the Brontė sisters, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Lewis Carroll and Robert Louis Stevenson. Teaching involves a mixture of lectures and seminars, and there is a mid-session formative assessment and an end-of-semester summative assessment.

Staff Contact: WRIGHT ANGELA H
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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