Sea Changes: A History of English Literature
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
40 100-level ENGL pts
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewAn 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 ObjectivesStudents 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 day2. 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 context4. use a number of literary terms and concepts, relating to form, genre, language, and stylistic analysis.Assessment60% internal assessment40% examination
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