of assessment: 100% coursework (written essay or project)
Prerequisite: Passed ENGL1009 with at least a C grade or passed 3 introductory courses (with at least one from both List A and List B).
This course is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced work in the study of literatures in English. This course is open to third and fourth year students only. Students are normally expected to have prior knowledge in the subject area and should consult individual seminar co-ordinators before registering for the course. There will be no formal lectures. Students will meet regularly with their tutor for guidance but they will also be required to work independently. They will be expected to take the initiative in locating and evaluating primary and secondary sources research materials.
Dr Otto Heim: Derek Walcott (First Semester)
This research seminar offers an opportunity to study the work of Derek Walcott, one of the most distinguished contemporary poets and playwrights, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. We will begin by reading and discussing a selection of Walcott’s poetry as well as some of his plays and essays. Building on these readings and discussions, students will then carry out an individual research project focusing on a particular topic regarding Walcott’s work and writing.
Professor Douglas Kerr: GEORGE ORWELL (Second
Professor Elaine Ho: Poetry and Narrative (Second Semester)
This research seminar will be offered only to students with prior experience of reading poetry. This research seminar is offered to BA students majoring in English Studies and/or Cross Cultural Studies in English.
100% coursework (written essay or project)