LIT107 English Literature 1 (8)

This subject provides a survey of English literature from medieval times to the mid-seventeenth century. Emphasis will be given to the social and cultural contexts, and the literature will be examined through a study of particular texts.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT107. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to engage with the literature from medieval times to the mid-seventeenth century.
  • be able to explain the relationship of literary texts to their historical and socio-political context.
  • be able to recognise and describe the forms and features of literary texts and genres.
  • be able to apply critical reading skills to develop written responses to literary texts.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Critical analysis of selected works in English literature from Medieval times to the mid-Seventeenth century
- Introduction to the study of literary history
- Introduction to practices of commentary and analysis that constitute traditional literary criticism


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.