Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 20 Hours. Seminar. 10 x 2 hr seminar workshops


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2 essays (2,500 words each)  Continuous Assessment:  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements. Where this involves re-submission of work, a new topic must be selected. 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Brief description

Offers not only the opportunity to study a particular genre, but will also enable students to make a detailed study of a particular moment of cultural history. It will concentrate on sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mrs Henry (Ellen) Wood and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. But some participants may also wish to look at the work of 'Ouida', Rhoda Broughton or Charles Reade. We shall explore the senation novel's links with melodrama, crime reporting, and other popular forms, and look at the way in which 'mainstream' authors, such as George Eliot or Charles Dickens, used some of the techniques and concerns of the sensationalists.


This module is at CQFW Level 6