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Literature & the City - ENG00013C

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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 a range of critical methods and approaches to literary genres and periods
  • to introduce students to key debates about the rise of urbanisation and the idea of modernity
  • to enable students to develop skills in close reading and argumentation in relation to a clearly defined thematic focus
  • to consider the historical, cultural, social and political specificity of artistic contexts shaping literary representations of the city
  • to enable students to develop skills in group work and presentation in relation to a clearly defined thematic focus

Module learning outcomes

  • Awareness of a range of critical tools and approaches to literature
  • An understanding of the significance of historical perspectives in the interpretation of literary texts
  • Knowledge and understanding of precise critical terminology and concepts appropriate for discussing urbanisation and the idea of modernity
  • An appreciation of the relationship between urban living and literary imagination.


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 classical Greek and Roman texts; Renaissance drama; early 18th-century poetry; 19th-century poetry and fiction; 20th-century poetry, drama and fiction.

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.