School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2016 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

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

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 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.