English Language & Literary Studies

Develop your English through the study of literature


Module information
Semester 1 and Semester 2
3 hours per week
Module leader:
Dr Chris Lima

Module names and codes

  • English Language & Literary Studies (Semester 1) EL3021 (The Romantics)
  • English Language & Literary Studies (Semester 2) EL3022 (The Victorians)

Module aims

As a result of these modules, students will be able to:

• demonstrate an understanding of the generic features of poetry, drama and the novel
• demonstrate an understanding of the authors and works covered
• develop their knowledge of the English language through the language used by the authors studied
• react to and interpret literary works critically, in order to support their argument in discussion
• evaluate interpretations of an original work (e.g. a film interpretation)
• demonstrate knowledge of the metalanguage needed to discuss literary texts
• develop their reading skills for coping with authentic texts
• exploit available resources (sources of literary texts and criticism)

Who are these modules for?

  • These modules are open to all Erasmus and Study Abroad students for university credits.
  • Students are expected to have an advanced level of English: CEFR C1


  • Both modules are assessed by means of two pieces of academic writing: a critical review and an essay

Further resources

Electronic reading lists, an academic writing tutorial, support material and links are all available on Blackboard to students enrolled on these modules.

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