School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2014 academic year. See information for ENGL 201 in 2015.

ENGL-201 – Sea Changes: A History of English Literature

Points:20Prerequisites:40 100-level ENGL pts
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

An exploration of the history of literature(s) in English, from the Anglo-Saxons to contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is built around case studies of a series of major texts in their changing historical and cultural contexts, the texts being linked by the shared motif of voyages by sea. 60% internal assessment, 40% examination.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

Set Texts

ENGL 201 Student Notes;
Hamish Clayton, Wulf (Penguin);
Robert Sullivan, Star Waka (AUP);
TS Eliot, ed Helen Vendler, The Waste Land (Signet Classicsm);
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (Oxford Classics or Penguin);
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (Oxford World Classics);
William Shakespeare, ed Stephen Orgel, The Tempest (Oxford Classics);
Geoffrey Chaucer, ed Peter Mack and others, The Nun's Priest's Tale (Oxford Student Edition);
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (Penguin).
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.


1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 1 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
19795 3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Mon1200 - 1250Student Union [Kelburn]MT228Timothy Jones
3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Tue, Wed1200 - 1250Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT101
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Mon1200 - 1250Student Union [Kelburn]MT228
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Tue, Wed1200 - 1250Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT101

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.