SEL1003 : Introduction to Literary Studies 1
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Alex Niven
- Lecturer: Dr Kirsten MacLeod, Dr Rosalind Haslett, Dr James Annesley, Dr Stacy Gillis, Dr Fionnghuala Sweeney, Dr Anne Whitehead, Dr Neelam Srivastava, Mr Sadek Kessous
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
This module provides an introduction to selected texts and literary movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Students are introduced to a range of issues and approaches which will be developed at stages 2 and 3: the varieties of writing in English, the cultural and political contexts in which texts are produced and read, and a range of critical practices. Students are invited to explore the relationship between texts and contexts, and how texts might be read in relation to particular generic expectations.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module will typically include weeks focussed on the following:
The C19 Novel;
and will involve the study of key texts from the nineteenth and twentieth century. Particular attention will be paid to historical and social context and to different critical approaches.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||35:00||35:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||85:00||85:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||1||10:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||34:00||34:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce students to learning outcomes (and incidentally to the staff of the literature section, all of whom are involved in either this module or its partner module, ILS 2). Seminars provide the opportunity to practice the skills outcomes outlined above, including oral presentation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||A||10||Attendance and participation|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Summative Essay 1 is designed to assess students' ability to structure an argument, as well as their ability to engage with secondary material. Summative Essay 2 is designed to assess students' ability to write a critical essay that makes an argument about the text, uses secondary criticism, and that, as part of its argument, engages with aspects of literary form and style. Half of the mark for Summative 3 for attendance and participation is awarded on the basis of attendance, which includes punctual arrival at seminars. The second half of this mark is awarded on the basis of participation in seminars and study groups. Together these activities enable students to develop written communication skills and to develop their ideas about and understanding of the subject and the core academic skills of research and analysis associated with it.