SEL3098 : Special Topic: 20th Century Literature
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Mr Sadek Kessous
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The module aims to:
-Develop students’ knowledge of a specialised area of 20th Century Literature;
-Deepen their understanding of a range of texts, texts that could include both canonical and non-canonical material;
-Connect these insights with an appreciation of the significance of relevant conceptual and contextual approaches.
The module will be taught by a new colleague, to be appointed later in the spring, who will be invited to devise a module addressing these questions that are central to the study of 20th Century Literature in a way that is informed by their own specialist expertise.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module gives students the chance to pursue the study of a specialised area of 20th Century Literature as it is broadly understood in terms that might include the study of poetry, fiction, drama, film, and/or essays in a variety of modes and voices.
Staff expertise will determine the focus of the special study, but in all cases the module will give students a detailed engagement with debates relevant to the study of 20th century literature as whole (be they theoretical, contextual and/or critical).
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||89:00||89:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||65:00||65:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||40||1500 words. in course essay.|
|Essay||2||A||60||end of module essay - 2500 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The in-course essay will ask students to concentrate on one particular text studied in the first half of the module and will be focused on close reading.
The end of module esay will ask students to write a comparative essay comparing two different texts.
Offering a mix of modes of assessments (close reading, comparative/contextual analysis and a reading of a single text) and ensuring good coverage of the texts on the module, the assessment will focus students upon detailed aspects of the material in terms that connect their ideas with the module’s broader thematic content.