MUS3088 : Folk Music, Gender and Identity
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Miss Emily Portman
- Lecturer: Dr Kirsten Gibson, Dr Ian Biddle, Ms Catriona Macdonald, Dr Victor Arthur Frederick Gammon, Mrs Sandra Kerr, Dr Goffredo Plastino, Dr Matthew Ord
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To explore critically the topic of gender and identity as expressed from British and European folk music practice.
To explore the place of men, women and other gendered actors in the formation of folk music traditions.
Outline Of Syllabus
Through analysis of contemporary and archival recordings, scores and performances, this module will consider how gender relationships have been represented in folk repertoire. We will examine what song characters and plots can reveal about the societal structures and tropes of the times from which they emerged. A sociohistorical approach is taken, asking how folk music reflected and continues to reflect the attitudes, desires and environments of its performers. In addition to traditional music we will examine gender roles in new compositions that draw inspiration from folk music. We will look at changing interpretations of folk music and consider perspectives on the future role it has to play in society.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||2:00||2:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||164||1:00||164:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce key concepts and topics. The lectures are interactive and will afford students time to make contributions. In particular, the lectures will develop students’ critical thinking and an awareness of recent critical literature on the topic. In addition seminars will allow students to discuss readings and engage critically with the course materials.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Portfolio||2||A||100||An essay (2500 words) to be submitted end Semester 2, along with 1 or 2 smaller assignments (amounting to 1500 words in total).|
|Portfolio||1||A||2 smaller assessment are 750 words each or equivalent creative project total 1500 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The portfolio and final essay will enable students to explore key critical concepts and issues in these traditions, and to try them out in smaller iterative assignments, leading to the final, assessment essay at the end of the module.