The Country House in Literature

Module code: EN7215

This module will help you to develop an awareness of the country house as a source of authorial inspiration. You'll look at the development of country house literature and assess a wide range of novels, plays, and poems as evidence about the places in which they are set.

Set texts may vary but have included works by Andrew Marvell, Jane Austen, Lord Byron, Evelyn Waugh and Sarah Waters.


  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 280 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 5,000 words and formative essay, 500 words (100%) 
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