Module Identifier EN32120  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Lyn Pykett  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   20 Hours Seminar. 10 x 2 hr seminar workshops  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 2 essays (2,500 words each)100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements. 

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