Sea Changes: A History of English Literature

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sea Changes: A History of English Literature

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    40 100-level ENGL pts

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    An exploration of the history of literature(s) in English, from the Anglo-Saxons to contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is built around case studies of a series of major texts in their changing historical and cultural contexts, the texts being linked by the shared motif of voyages by sea.
    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1. demonstrate a clear grasp of the shape of English literary history from the middle ages to the present day
    2. place a text in its approximate period, based on the internal evidence of language, style, literary form and content 3. write a critical analysis of a text which places it in its historical and literary-historical context
    4. use a number of literary terms and concepts, relating to form, genre, language, and stylistic analysis.
    Assessment
    60% internal assessment
    40% examination

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