School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

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

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

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

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 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
19795 2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Mon1200 - 1250Student Union [Kelburn]MT228Nicola Hessell
2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Wed, Fri1200 - 1250Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Mon1200 - 1250Student Union [Kelburn]MT228
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Wed, Fri1200 - 1250Hugh 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.