Module Identifier EN10320  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Stewart J Mottram  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Miss Mary E Head, Dr Natasha Alden, Rebecca Sioned Davies, Dr William G Slocombe, Dr Jayne Archer, Dr Elisabeth E Salter, Mrs Kirsten Allen Bartels, Miss Megan Owen, Professor Sarah C Hutton, Mrs Carol M Marshall, Miss Jennifer Sattaur, Mr Michael J Smith  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   15 Hours. (10 x 1.5 hour seminars)  
  Lecture   5 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 2 x 2000 word essays  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmit or resit failed elements and/or make good any missing elements.100%

Learning outcomes

On the completion of this module students should typically have developed:

1. their skills of close critical reading of texts;

2. their understanding of and ability to work with a range of critical approaches;

3. their skills of oral presentation;

4. their essay writing skills.


This module aims to equip students with a range of discipline-specific and transferable skills, including:

1. close reading of literary texts;

2. ability to access and use critical material;

3. skills of oral presentation;

4. writing skills.

Brief description

This Part 1 English module has been devised as an 'apprenticeship' module for the discipline. Its aim is to lay the basis of the skills needed for enjoyable and successful study in the field of English - Reading Text, Reading Critics, and Writing about the Text.


There is an introductory lecture, one lecture for each of the four set books and IT sessions, together with weekly seminar workshops for ten weeks. There are four set texts: one from each of the 'core' periods which feature in Part 2 of the degree.


Seminar 1


Seminars 2, 3 & 4

Christopher Marlowe: Dr. Faustus

Seminars 5 & 6

William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals

Seminars 7, 8 & 9

Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock

Seminars 10 & 11

Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse

Reading Lists

** Should Be Purchased
Alexander Pope (1990) The Rape of the Lock (Oxford Student Texts series) Oxford University Press 0198319584
Christopher Marlowe (1998) Doctor Faustus and Other Plays Oxford World's Classics 0192834452
Dorothy and William Wordsworth (2002) The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals Oxford World's Classics 0192840622
Virginia Woolf (ed. Stella McNichol) (1996) To the Lighthouse Penguin Modern Classics 0141183411


This module is at CQFW Level 4