Reading Literature 1 (Q3277F)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

Reading Literature 1 (Autumn term) will trace the development of lyric poetry and stage drama from Shakespeare to the present. Among the texts examined are lyrics by John Milton, Emily Dickinson and WB Yeats; and plays by William Shakespeare and Harold Pinter.

Students are taught through lectures and seminars. Students will be required to participate actively during seminars, in discussions and through making presentations on particular topics, allowing them to develop transferable communication skills. Regular formative and summative writing assignments enable them to develop their capacity for critical expression, introducing them to the range of assessment practices used on degree courses.


56%: Lecture (Film, Lecture)
44%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Group presentation, Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 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.