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Module

SEL2202 : Writing New Worlds, 1660 - 1800

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr James Harriman-Smith
  • Lecturer: Dr Laura Kirkley, Dr Leanne Stokoe, Dr Joseph Hone
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To study writing produced in Britain and the Atlantic world during the ‘long’ eighteenth century.
To develop students' ability to consider literary texts in their historical and cultural contexts; to analyse textual form and content in detail; and to communicate their critical responses to these texts in speech and writing.

Many genres and forms will typically be considered – fiction, drama, poetry, children’s literature, travel writing, life writing, and so on – and this material will be placed in its historical, cultural and social contexts. The overarching intellectual aim of the module will be to enable students to understand how encounters with new peoples, places and ideas were reflected in, mediated by, and sometimes actually created in, literature.

Outline Of Syllabus

Module teaching will take the form of lecturer-led sessions and interactive tasks. Lecturers will offer introductory overviews of the period, specific introductions to texts, and a set of concluding review observations.

The texts set for the module may change from year to year, but they will usually include fiction, poetry, children’s literature, drama, travel writing and life writing, spanning the period from the 1680s to 1780s.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable