LAW3029 : Law and Literature
LAW3029 : Law and Literature
- Offered for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Professor Ian Ward
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
Pre Requisite Comment
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
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
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of leading schools in literary jurisprudence
Students will have a better appreciation of the alternative strategies of legal interpretation and reasoning
Students will better comprehend the nature of law as a contextual – more particularly literary, historical and cultural - discipline
Intended Skill Outcomes
Subject specific skills:
Ability to identify principal arguments in narrative and literary jurisprudence
Ability to engage interdisciplinary and inter-textual legal study
Ability to pursue research in particular aspects of narrative and literary jurisprudence
Ability to engage critical and communicative strategies of advanced legal reasoning
Ability to synthesize texts and materials from different sources and disciplines
Ability to discern relative critical merit in legal and literary argument
|Structured Guided Learning||Lecture materials||6||1:00||6:00||Pre-recorded and provided online.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||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||2||1:00||2:00||Intended to support each piece of ACW.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||167:00||167:00||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.
Past Exam Papers
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