LAW3029 : Law and Literature
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Professor Ian Ward
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To provide students with an understanding of the interdisciplinary relation of law and literature, and to do so within the context of emergent themes in narrative and literary jurisprudence.
To develop associated theoretical, critical, communicative and research-based skills appropriate to Stage 3 study in legal and similar disciplines.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction to Law and Literature
Alternative theories of Reading and interpretation, including hermeneutics, deconstruction and reader-response
Case studies in Law and Literature
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||1:00||1:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||164:00||164:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The purpose of lectures is to provide students with a solid grounding in particular critical skills and knowledge bases with which they are likely be relatively unfamiliar. The purpose of seminars will be to allow students to develop relevant subject and cognitive skills in the closer context of particular texts and particular concepts introduced in lectures. The nature of the course suggests that actively engaged seminar work will be of especial value. Private study will be directed to further enhance this particular experience.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Assessment for this kind of course is well-suited to research-based essay assignments. It is the most appropriate means by which to assess the development of communication, written and research skills, whilst also permitting students to illustrate the development of necessary subject-specific knowledge bases.