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The Global Eighteenth Century - ENG00012C

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  • Department: English and Related Literature
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

  • To introduce students to recent critical approaches to the study of eighteenth-century literature and culture
  • To encourage students to recognize the global dimension of a variety of eighteenth-century texts
  • To enable students to develop skills in close reading and argumentation in relation to a clearly defined thematic focus
  • To enable students to develop skills in group work and presentation in relation to a clearly defined thematic focus

Module learning outcomes

  • An understanding of the significance of historical perspectives in the interpretation of literary texts
  • An appropriate critical vocabulary with which to consider the global dimension of eighteenth-century literature and culture
  • An awareness of the relationship between the metropolitan experience of global commerce and innovations in literary form and genre


Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Team Presentation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Reassessment: 1500 word Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

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Indicative reading

The reading list will vary from year to year: selections may be drawn from periodicals such as The Spectator; the travel-writing of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, William Hodges, Captain Cook, and others; slave autobiographies by authors including Olaudah Equiano; and the poetry of (for example) Alexander Pope, John Dyer, Anna Seward, Phillis Wheatley, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.