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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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ENGP6 Literature and Society in Early Modern Britain 5 ECTS
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DP in English Language, Literature and Translation


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will be able to read early modern British literature whilst taking into account its historical, cultural, and social backgrounds. The student will understand how the texts have constructed and produced an image of early modern Britain and will also be aware of how these texts are still relevant today.


The course unit is an introduction to English literature in the early modern era, and it examines how literary texts both reflect world views and contribute to their development. The student will read texts from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment and examine the historical, cultural, and social development of English literature. The course will also present typical literary genres of the period.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Greenblatt, S. (ed). The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th edition.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
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