SEL3366 : The Ways of the World: 18th Century Literature (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr James Harriman-Smith
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
The module aims to:
-Develop students’ knowledge of the literature of the 18th century as it is broadly understood;
-Deepen their understanding of a range of texts (both canoniacal and non-canoniacal);
-Connect these insights with an appreciation of the significance of relevant conceptual and contextual approaches.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module gives students the chance to study eighteenth-century literature as it is broadly understood in terms that might include the study of poetry, fiction, drama and essays in a variety of modes and voices.
Themes and debates addressed might include the professionalization of authorship, science, religion, philosophies of mind, the city, landscape, politics and the state, sex and gender, exploration. Specific forms and genres studied may vary from year to year, but might include satire, travel-writing, Restoration drama, ballads, the elegy, epistolary fiction, oriental and Gothic tales, children’s literature.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||13||1:00||13:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||90:00||90:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||73:00||73:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce students to knowledge outcomes. Seminars develop this knowledge and enable the practise of skills, namely close textual analysis and interpersonal communications. Study groups give students the chance to develop independent study and prepare for the seminars in terms that give them genuine ownership over the material.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||40||1,800 word essay|
|Essay||1||A||60||2,200 word essay|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The in-course essay (1800 words) will ask students to concentrate on one particular text studied in the first half of the module. This essay will be based on an extract.
The end of module essay (2,200 words) will ask students to write a comparative essay using two different texts.
Offering a mix of modes of assessments (close reading, comparative/contextual analysis) 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 and conceptual ambitions.