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BAEnglish Literature

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Overview

You will have the opportunity to study poetry, fiction, drama and film from Old English to the twenty-first century, in a department dedicated to award-winning teaching, world-leading research, and innovative public engagement activities. Outside the degree programme there are also hundreds of ways in which we can help you develop your interests, insights and critical faculties.

Our core modules in the first year are designed to help you reimagine the ways in which you can read, comprehend and critique poetry and prose. You will also be able to choose from an exciting selection of optional modules, which include Studying Theatre, Introduction to Cinema, Critical Contexts, Introduction to Creative Writing, ‘Early Englishes and Early American literature.

In the second and third years, you’ll study the major periods and writers in English literature from the Renaissance to the Restoration, through the 18th century and Romanticism, to Modernism and contemporary literature.

We offer a vast array of option modules, which may focus on a single author, genre, literary movement or theme. These include: Secrets and Lies: Victoria Life-Writing, Love and Death: The Films of Woody Allen, John Donne, Radical Theory, America & the Avant-Gardes, and The Elegy. You also have an opportunity to take modules in theatre and creative writing

In the final semester all students have the option to write a dissertation, a more substantial research essay devised with a member of the faculty.

Furthermore, there are ample chances to work with the local community through projects such as Storying Sheffield, which empowers local people to tell the stories of their lives.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Studying Poetry
Studying Prose
Arts and Humanities Faculty Challenge – ThinkCreate

Second year

Core modules:

Criticism and Literary Theory
Genre
Renaissance Literature
Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature

Optional modules:

Adaptation: Theory and Practice
America in the 1960s
British Theatre Since 1960
Christopher Marlowe
Creative Writing Poetry 2
Creative Writing Prose Fiction 2
Darwin and the Nineteenth-Century Novel
European Gothic
Good Books: Intertextual Approaches to Literature and the Bible
Introduction to Middle English
Introduction to Modern Irish
Introduction to Old English
John Donne
Literary Mad Scientists: From Frankenstein to Einstein
Literature and Nonsense
Love and Death: The Films of Woody Allen
Post-War British Realist Cinema
Radical Texts: transforming performance, 1920s to the present
Representing the Holocaust
Satire and Print in the Eighteenth Century
Secrets and Lies:Victorian Life-Writing
The History of Persuasion
Writing the Real

Third year

Core modules:

Contemporary Literature
Modern Literature
Romantic and Victorian Poetry
Romantic and Victorian Prose

Optional modules:

Afro-American Literature 1: Beginnings to the Harlem Renaissance
Afro-American Literature 2: 1940 to the Present
America and the Avant-Garde, 1950’s-1990’s
Byron and Shelley
Contemporary British Theatre
Creative Writing Poetry 3
Dissertation
Fin de siècle Gothic
Imagining the North
No Animals were Harmed in the Making of this Module: Animals in Film
Project Module
Sappho’s Granddaughters: Poetry by Women 1789-1901
Sex and Decadence in Restoration Theatre
The Elegy
The Idea of America
Theory/Contingency
War on Screen
Women Playwrights on the International Stage: 1880s-1930s
Women/Self/Writing: Women’s Autobiography, c.1400 – Present
Writing Fiction 3

Career opportunities

Teaching is a popular option for those who want to make direct use of their subject knowledge. Others apply the transferable skills they have acquired in many different sectors. Their job titles include Radio Presenter, Charity Administrator, Retail Management Trainee, Copywriter, Language Assistant, Marketing Officer, TV Researcher, Parliamentary Researcher, Press Assistant, Learning Disabilities Key Worker, Informatics Assistant, Recruitment Consultant, Assistant Brand Manager, Audit Associate, HR Assistant, Assistant Export Administrator, Public Relations Account Executive, and Pastoral Support Worker.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States