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  • Objectives
    Biblical Studies is a flexible programme that allows you to study the ancient civilizations that contributed to the development of the Bible and their languages, including Hebrew and Greek, alongside the use of the Bible in contemporary society, including politics, art, film, literature, and music. English literature means writing in English from all over the world, including American, Afro-American, Irish, Scottish, and postcolonial literature from India, African countries and elsewhere.
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - ABB (including English) -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB+BB -Scottish Highers - AAAB -Irish Leaving Cert. - AABBB -International Baccalaureate - 33 points -Core Requirements - Grade A in A Level English
  • Academic Title
    BA Biblical Studies and English
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.


    Typical First Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -De-coding the Bible    
    -From Creation to Revelation: The Bible's Founding Narrative    
    -Introduction to Advanced Literary Studies    
    -Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama    


    Typical Second Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -Paul and His World    
    -The Bible and the Fourfold Gospel    
    -The Bible and the Poetry of the Erotic (Song of Songs)    
    -The Bible and the Prophetic VIsion    
    -The Bible and the Tragic Vision (Samuel)
    -'A Field of Dreams': American Culture and Sports    
    -American Dissent    
    -American Fiction, 1880s to 1930s    
    -British Theatre from 1945 to 1968    
    -Chaucer's Comic Tales
    -Classical Hollywood: History and Practice    
    -Contemporary Poetry    
    -Creating Poetry - Craft and Imagination    
    -Criticism and Literary Theory    
    -Crossover Literature    
    -Devising Performance    
    -Dramaturgy    
    -European Gothic    
    -European Silent Cinema    
    -Greek Texts    
    -Greek Texts    
    -Hebrew Texts    
    -Introduction to Post-Colonial Literatures in English
    -Introduction to Post-Colonial Literatures in English
    -Irish Writing 1899-1929    
    -Language and Power    
    -Love and Death: The Films of Woody Allen    
    -Magic Realist Fiction    
    -Reception and Contexts of Theatre    
    -Renaissance Literature    
    -Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature    
    -Road Journeys in American Culture: 1930-2000    
    -Roots-Routes: Eight Things to do with a Text    
    -Satire and Print in the Eighteenth Century    
    -Terrorism and Modern Literature    
    -The Bible and Archaeology    
    -The Bible and Gender    
    -The Bible and Images of Christ
    -The Bible and the Historical Imagination    
    -The Bible and the Literary Imagination
    -The Bible and the Postcolonial World    
    -The Romantic Period
    -Working Class Culture After 1900    


    Typical Third Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -Dissertation (Dual Honours)    
    -"A Field of Dreams": American Culture and Sports    
    -Afro-American Literature 2: 1940 to the Present    
    -Afro-American Literature to 1940    
    -Aids Cultures
    -America and the Avant-Garde, 1950's-1990's    
    -Animal Writes: Beasts and Humans in Twentieth Century Literature
    -British Theatre from 1968 to the Present    
    -Charles Dickens    
    -Coming Out in Novels: Gay and Lesbian Fiction Since 1945    
    -Coming Out in Novels: Gay and Lesbian Fiction Since 1945    
    -Contemporary Literature    
    -Crime and Transgression in Romantic Literature    
    -Criticism and Literary Theory 2    
    -Dialect in Literature and Song    
    -Dissertation    
    -Dystopias/Utopias    
    -English Folklore: Language, Literature and History    
    -European Silent Cinema    
    -Imaging God    
    -Literature of Descent    
    -Modern Irish Poetry    
    -Modern Literature    
    -Multi-Culturalism and the Contemporary Novel    
    -Paul and His World    
    -South African Literatures    
    -Texts in Contemporary Performance    
    -The Bible and Archaeology    
    -The Bible and Field Archaeology    
    -The Bible and Gender    
    -The Bible and Images of Christ    
    -The Bible and Perspectives on Paul    
    -The Bible and Theology    
    -The Bible and the Apocalyptic Imagination (Revelation)
    -The Bible and the Liberation of the Oppressed (Exodus)    
    -The Bible and the Pauline Persona (Galatians)    
    -The Bible and the Poetry of the Erotic (Song of Songs)    
    -The Bible and the Tragic Vision (1 Samuel)    
    -The Gospel and the Gospels
    -The Novella and the Uncanny    
    -Traditions of Supernatural Belief    
    -Uncanny Film    
    -Victorian Literature    
    -Women, Crime and Justice    
    -Writing Fiction    
    -Writing for Radio    
    -Writing the English Civil War    

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