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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA English and Comparative Literature

Programme code:BA-ENGL&CMLTUCAS code:Q200
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Jacob Blakesley Contact address:j.blakesley@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 370

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit: Coursefinder

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

English:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-english-15.pdf?sfvrsn=4f9df781_12

Programme specification:

- Students on this programme will have access to a wide range of modules provided by the Schools of English and of Languages, Cultures and Societies, allowing them to study selected aspects of English and World Literatures to the same depth as those taking the same modules as part of any other programme.

- At Level One, allow students the flexibility to extend their intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills by means of core modules on world literature and on a related subject (eg. audio-visual culture, history, intercultural competence, linguistics or politics) in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, in addition to modules focussing on questions of literary genre (in the School of English).

- At Levels Two and Three, allow students to choose, within certain parameters, optional modules from the full range available within each discipline, and thereby devise pathways of their own choosing. In addition to this, they will enjoy a distinctive academic experience through their study of a specifically designed module on translation, transmission and Reception, which studies the global circulation of texts and exposes them to the most recent and exciting thinking on literary theory and the emerging discipline of 'world literatures'.

- Allow students the opportunity at Level Three of undertaking an autonomous research project or dissertation, linking knowledge and understanding gained in both schools.

- Require students to acquire flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques, while also encouraging them to make links across the two schools and across literatures.

- Provide a basis for further advanced study in world literatures, specific literatures, literary studies more generally, or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 1 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take at least 40 credits in the School of English and at least 40 credits in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, and up to 40 credits of Discovery modules. The Discovery modules may take the form of either further modules in one or both main subjects or of one or more modules chosen from other subject areas.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ENGL1350Foundations of English Studies20 creditsSemester 1
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students are required to take at least one of the following cornerstone modules in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies:

MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1060Language: Structure and Sound20 creditsSemester 1
MODL1070World Histories20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1090Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application20 creditsSemester 2
MODL1100Politics, Culture and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1401Discourse, Culture and Identity20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students are required to take at least one of the following English modules:

ENGL1220Twentieth-Century Fiction in English20 credits 
ENGL1221Modern Fictions in English: Conflict, Liminality, Translation20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 credits 
ENGL1286Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1295Approaches to Theatre and Performance 120 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1310Narratives of Witchcraft and Magic20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1855Race, Writing and Decolonization20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1999The Creative Essay: From Idea to Submission20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Students can choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery modules or take additional modules in either of their named subjects:


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects. Of the remaining credits, 20 credits should be taken in one of the named subjects; the final 20 credits may be taken as discovery modules or in either of the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MODL2070Reception, Transmission and Translation: The Global Circulation of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES
Candidates are required to study at least TWO of the following core modules. In addition candidates may also opt to study one or two further core modules (up to 40 credits) or choose up to 40 credits from the list of option modules below.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 credits 
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES
Candidates may study further credits (up to 40 credits) from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2041Textual Healing: An Introduction to Scholarly Editing and Publishing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2201Writing Nature: Creative and Critical Practices20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2202Imaginary Friends: the consolations and consequences of story20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2203Medieval Poetry: Translation and Creative Rewriting20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL2204Shakespeare and Global Cinema20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2206African American Narrative: Eight Major Works20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2207Dialect and Heritage20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL2209Where the Wild Things Are: Animals in Children’s Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2284ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Physical Disability in Contemporary Literature and Film20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2345Imagining Revolution: Literature of the English Civil Wars20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32157Contemporary African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32158Aesthetic Movements of the Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsNot running in 202021

Candidates will be required to take at least ONE of the following Comparative Literature modules.

CLAS2600Virgil's Aeneid20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS2700Homer's Iliad20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EAST2470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsSemester 1
MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV2411The Spaces of Russian Literature20 creditsNot running in 202021

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits, which includes a 40-credit Final Year Project Module. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects: the Final Year Project module can be taken in - and count towards - either of their two subjects. Any remaining credits should be taken as optional modules in either of the named subjects, or as Discovery modules.

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules.

If students take their Final Year Project in English, they must take at least 40 credits in Comparative Literature and a minimum of 20 further credits in English.
If students take their Final Year Project in Comparative Literature, they must take at least 40 credits in English and a minimum of 20 further credits in Comparative Literature.

ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3300Final Year Project: Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates who choose to study MODL3300 or MODL3350 will be required to take at least 40 credits of English modules including at least one of the following:

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates must take a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3. Candidates may study further credits from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules. NB Candidates may only choose a Level 2 core English module (modules beginning ENGL2XXX) from the list below if all of their remaining final year credits (100) are at Level 3, ie. SUBJ3XXX.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 credits 
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32157Contemporary African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32158Aesthetic Movements of the Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3339Lost in Fiction: The Metafictional Novel from "Don Quixote" to "House of Leaves"20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3402Home Bodies: Domestic Animals in Contemporary Literature20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 1

Students are required to choose AT LEAST ONE of the following modules in Comparative Literature. If they do their Final Year Project in English, they must choose AT LEAST TWO of the following modules:

CLAS3710Plato on Love20 creditsNot running in 202021
EAST3470Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan20 creditsSemester 1
FOAH3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
ITAL3045Introduction to Dante's Comedy (in Translation)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3200Representing the Holocaust: Transgression and the Taboo20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3410Contemporary World Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3600Material Cultures and Cultures of Consumption20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3610Adventures of the Imagination: Crime and the Fantastic Across Continents20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3620Decolonial Approaches20 creditsSemester 1
MODL3630Social Movements across Cultures20 creditsSemester 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Students may choose to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules or pursue additional modules in either of the two named subjects.

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