Literature and the Environment (Q3164)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module aims to look at a range of literary works from Beckett's Endgame (1958) up to the present, with particular attention to how questions of the environment are explored in literature. It is envisaged that there will be a creative writing element within the module, developing around a so-called field trip to a place of local interest (e.g. the new incinerator at Newhaven).


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 267 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.