|Delivery length / details
|10 x 2 Hour Seminars
|Assessment length / details
|4 Hours Individual Oral Presentation 10 minutes individual oral presentation
|Essay Assignment 1 x 3000 word essay
|Revisit the Individual Oral Assessment
|Resubmit failed or missing essay assignment Resubmit 1 x 3000 word essay (writing on a fresh topic from previous essay submitted)
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. locate and discuss Welsh writing in English in its cultural and historical contexts;
2. assess the influence of linguistic, economic, social and political factors on literary texts;
3. examine the tensions inherent in the cultural programme of Welsh Writing in English;
4. examine the way in which these texts interrogate issues of class, gender and national/ linguistic identity;
5. write about literary texts in a critically-focused and well-structured manner.
Drawing upon existing staff expertise and the latest research in the field, this module introduces students to the range of achievement in Welsh writing in English during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Besides making students more aware of and responsive to the Anglophone literature of Wales, the module facilitates critical engagement with key debates over language, place, and identity. The module also seeks to give students a basic understanding of some elements of Welsh-language culture, and their significance for Welsh writers who write in English.
Estimated Student Workload:
Contact time - 20 hours
Reading essential texts - 60 hours
Preparation for seminars - 20 hours
Research for assignments - 80 hours
Writing assignments - 20 hours
Week 2 Dylan Thomas, Selected Poems I
Week 3 Dylan Thomas, Selected Poems II
Week 4 Gwyn Thomas, The Dark Philosophers
Week 5 R.S. Thomas, Selected Poems I
Week 6 R.S. Thomas, Selected Poems II
Week 7 Brenda Chamberlain, Tide-race
Week 8 Christopher Meredith, Shifts
Week 9 Charlotte Williams, Sugar and Slate
Week 10 Revision session
|Application of Number
|Written: By developing a sustained critical argument. Oral: Through class discussion, small group exercises, and individual oral presentations
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Through independent and directed research and reading
|By using word-processing packages; using AberLearn Blackboard and other e-resources to research and access course documents and other materials; by submitting assignments via Turnitin.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Through increased critical self-reflection and the development of transferable, ICT, communication and research skills.
|By evaluative analysis and the use of critical skills
|By directed and independent research; by synthesizing information in an evaluative critical argument.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Through the reading, writing and researching skills involved in the interrogation of literary texts; through comparative models of reading and understanding; and through the conceptual/theoretical analysis of works of imaginative literature in relation to a range of other non-literary texts.
|Through group work in seminars; and through preparation for paired presentations in seminars.
This module is at CQFW Level 6