2023-2024 / GERM0011-1

History of English Literature 2


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Marc Delrez

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course presents a survey of English literature from the 17th to the 19th century.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Show students how and why literary genres (e.g. the novel) and movements (Classicism, Romanticism) appeared and developed in English literature, from the 17th to the 19th century, in connection with the historical situation (social, economic and philosophical context).

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

A good command of English. It may help to be familiar with the first part of the course (from the Anglo-Saxon origins to the Renaissance).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Ex cathedra.

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

Face to face.

Recommended or required readings

A syllabus will be made available, both in booklet form and on-line. Further reading (optional): 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); Adrian Kempton, Survey of English Literature, vol.2, Dunod, 1992; Adrian Mathews, Survey of English Literature, vol.3, Dunod, 1992.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course will be organized in the first term (Mondays 2-4h pm; room A1 - 3/22).


Please privilege contact by email: marc.delrez@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

History of English Literature - Part II
A survey of English literature from 1603 to 1840.