Explorations in Philosophy and Literature (921Q3A)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The study of the relation between philosophy and literature offers a unique opportunity to explore new perspectives on literary aesthetics and criticism, to examine disciplinary boundaries and traditions, and finally to address both the philosophy of literature and literary treatments of philosophy.

By encouraging rigorous and in-depth engagement with a variety of perspectives and a range of authors, the module provides a propitious environment for a stimulating dialogue between philosophy and literature.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: