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Module

SEL2218 : Research Project in English Literature & History

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Kirsten MacLeod
  • Lecturer: Professor Rachel Hammersley
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module gives students the opportunity to:

1. Apply the historical and literary-critical methodologies and approaches learned at stage one to the same source.

2. Acquire specialised knowledge of a range of primary sources and then to explore and write about one in depth using historical and literary-critical approaches.

3. Develop knowledge of significant archival collections and the skills to locate, handle and interpret archival material from both hard and/or digital archives.

Outline Of Syllabus

The Research Project guides students in the investigation of primary sources (which may be hard or digital; oral as well as written) which have significance for students studying both English Literature and History. The primary sources will vary according to the interests of staff members teaching from year to year. The module focuses on reading each source both as a object of historical information and as a literary text and asks students use their skills as historians and as literary critics to developing their own interpretation of the primary source text of their choice.

In addition, students will be directed in the processes necessary for handling and interpreting an archival collection (through hands-on research-skills workshops in an archival setting where required and on how to design a project that can be achieved within the specified time-frame.

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