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English and Film Studies

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This course offers you the opportunity to combine English and Film Studies. Your courses in English will draw on the expertise of one of the country’s most dynamic English departments, and will allow you to explore poetry, prose and drama from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. You’ll examine in detail the earliest writings in English, discuss canonical texts, debate the merits of individual authors and refine your critical thinking. As you progress, your developing knowledge of English literature will be matched by your critical awareness of the most recent developments in the discipline. At the same time, your courses in Film Studies will enable you to gain a comprehensive grounding in the history and theory of moving image media. You will be given the opportunity to develop your own appreciation and understanding of film and television’s rich and diverse artistic, social, and political traditions. In addition to exploring Hollywood and European cinemas and UK television, you will also be able to study non-Western cinemas, global television and non-narrative film.

Year 1

In the first year of your degree, in the Department of English, you will study two full units (both terms), EN1107 Re-Orienting the Novel, and EN1106 Shakespeare. Students must also take the equivalent of one unit in Media Art, as specified by the Department of Media Arts.

Year 2

In their second year, students must choose four options from theory course offered in the  Department of Media Arts and specified subjects in the other department. 

For a full range of course options in the English Department please see Current Course Options.

N.B. In either their second or third year, students must take one half unit focusing on literature from before 1780 (i.e. Medieval or Renaissance, but excluding Shakespeare).

Year 3

In their third year, students must take one unit from the following:  Special Author Project; Special Topic; Dissertation. In their third year, students must also choose the equivalent of one third-year unit from the English Department and one third-year unit in Media Art, as negotiated with the Department of Media Arts.

For a full range of Special Author Projects and Special Topics in the English Department, as well as a list of full- and half-unit third year options, please see the Current Course Options.

N.B. In either their second or third year, students must take one half unit focusing on literature from before 1780 (i.e. Medieval or Renaissance, but excluding Shakespeare).

  
 
 
 

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