Writing the Environment (Q3164)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn 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%: Practical (Workshop)
67%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: