2023-2024 / GERM0010-1

History of English Literature 1


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Marc Delrez

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is a survey of English literature from its Anglo-Saxon origins to the end of the sixteenth century.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Show students how and why literary genres and movements appeared and developed in English literature, from its Anglo-Saxon origins to the sixteenth century, in connection with the historical situation (social, economic and philosophical context); encourage them to become familiar with the idioms specific to literary criticism and literary history.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Understand English.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face to face, if at all possible. Students are encouraged to ask questions.

Recommended or required readings

The course is based on a syllabus which will be made available at the beginning of the term. Recommended further reading: David McDowell, An Illustrated History of Britain (Longman, 1989); Martin Gray, A Dictionary of Literary Terms (York Handbooks, 1992); Robert Barnard, A Short History of English Literature (Blackwell, 1995).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral examination, unless sanitary conditions compel otherwise.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course will be held in the second term. The schedule and location will be determined in due course.


Marc DELREZ Email: Marc.Delrez@uliege.ac.be Adresse: Place Cockerill 3 (Bât. A2), 4000 Liège; 6th floor

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