School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for ENGL 201 in 2017.

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

2016: domestic $876.00     international $3,985.80

Set Texts

ENGL 201 Student Notes.
Clayton, Hamish. Wulf. Penguin.
Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. Oxford Classics or Penguin.
Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels. Oxford World Classics.
Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. Ed. Stephen Orgel. Oxford Classics.
Rhys, Jean, Wide Sargasso Sea.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.


1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 1 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
19795 29 Feb – 20 Mar 2016Fri1000 - 1050Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205Nicola Hessell
29 Feb – 27 Mar 2016Mon, Wed1000 - 1050Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205
28 Mar – 24 Apr 2016Fri1000 - 1050Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205
4 Apr – 24 Apr 2016Mon, Wed1000 - 1050Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Mon, Wed1000 - 1050Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Fri1000 - 1050Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205

Course Outline Information

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