|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 Assessment||2 Hours Students who fail the module will be required to make good any missing assessment elements and/or resubmit any failed coursework assignments (writing on a fresh topic), and/or sit the supplementary examination paper.|
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 ListGeneral Text
(c2003.) The pterodactyl's wing :Welsh world poetry /edited by Richard Gwyn. Parthian Books Primo search Enright, Anne (2009.) The gathering /Anne Enright. Vintage Primo search Hamid, Mohsin (2008.) The reluctant fundamentalist /Mohsin Hamid. Penguin Primo search Kay, Jackie (1999) Trumpet /Jackie Kay. Picador Primo search Meek, James (2009.) We are now beginning our descent /James Meek. Canongate Primo search Winterson, Jeanette (2008.) The stone gods /Jeanette Winterson. Penguin Primo search
McCarthy, Tom (Feb. 2007) Remainder Vintage [Imprint] Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4