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).

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 33 hours of contact time and about 267 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 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: