|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours. (10 x 1 hour seminars)|
|Lecture||20 Hours. (20 x 1 hour lectures: two per week for 10 weeks)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Continuous Assessment: 2000 word essay||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours (Answer two questions on a two hour examination paper)||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours RE-SIT EXAM Resit examination||100%|
On the completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an informed critical understanding of selected examples of contemporary writing.
2. Relate these texts to contemporary cultural concerns.
3. Write about contemporary literary texts in a structured and disciplined manner.
Text: Ed. Richard Gwyn, 'The Pterodactyl's Wing'
Lectures 5-10 and Seminars 4-5: Place and Ethnicity
Texts: Mohsin Hamid 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'; Anne Enright 'The Gathering'
Lectures 11-15 and Seminars 6-8: Sexualities and Dissidence
Texts: Jackie Kay 'The Trumpet'; Jeanette Winterson 'The Stone Gods'
Lectures 16-20 and Seminars 9-10: Twenty-First Century Traumas
Texts: Tom McCarthy 'Remainder'; James Meek' We Are Now Beginning Our Descent
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||n/a|
|Communication||Written - developing a sustained critical argument Oral - group discussions adn seminar presentations|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Independent research and reading|
|Information Technology||Use of word-processing packages, use of Blackboard and other e-resources to research and access course documents and other materials|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Increased critical self-reflection and the development of transferable, ICT, communication and research skills|
|Problem solving||Evaluative analysis and critical skills|
|Research skills||Independent research ad synthesizing information in an evaluative argument|
|Subject Specific Skills||Reading, writing and researching skills involved in the interrogation of literary texts, and the conceptual/theoretical analysis of works of imaginative literature in relation to a range of other non- literary texts|
|Team work||Group work in seminars and/or through the preparation of paired presentations for seminars|
Reading ListEssential Reading
Enright, Anne (2009.) The gathering /Anne Enright. Vintage Primo search Hamid, Mohsin (2008.) The reluctant fundamentalist /Mohsin Hamid. Penguin Primo search McCarthy, Cormac (2007.) The road /Cormac McCarthy. Picador Primo search Meredith, Christopher (c2012.) The book of idiots /Christopher Meredith. Seren Primo search Oswald, Alice (2010.) Dart /Alice Oswald. Faber and Faber Primo search Roberts, Michael Symmons (2013.) Drysalter /Michael Symmons Roberts. Jonathan Cape Primo search Shears, Owen (2008) Resistance Faber & Faber Primo search Smith, Ali (2012) There But For The Penguin Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4