|Module Title||CONTEMPORARY WRITING|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Tiffany Atkinson|
|Other staff||Dr Christoph Lindner, Mrs Carol Marshall, Dr Elizabeth McAvoy, Dr Elizabeth Oakley-Brown, Mrs Lillian Stevenson, Professor Lyn Pykett, Mrs Marie Hockenhull Smith, Mr Michael Smith, Miss Rebecca Moss, Mr Robert Cooper, Dr Sean Matthews, Ms Louise Marshall, Dr Tiffany Atkinson|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours (20 x 1 hour lectures: two per week for 10 weeks)|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours (10 x 1 hour seminars)|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||2 essays (1,500-2,000 words)||50%|
|Exam||2 Hours (Answer two questions on a two hour examination paper)||50%|
|Resit assessment||2 x 1,500-2,000 word essays and 2 hour exam|
|Resit assessment||Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements.|
There will be two lectures each week. Each topic will be introduced in a general lecture, and each of the set texts will be examined in two lectures, one specifically on the text, the other on a wider range of issues raised by the text.
In the seminars, students can present and investigate their own ideas on the meaning and worth of the set texts. What has the text communicated to you personally, and how does your opinion relate to those of other students and critics?
This module will be examined by continuous assessment (50%), and an examination paper (50%). Students will write two 1,500-2,000 word essays during the semester. There will be a two hour, two question examination paper at the end of semester 2.
Tony Harrison, Selected Poems (Penguin, 1995)
A.S. Byatt, Elementals, 1998
Karen McCarthy (ed.) Bittersweet: Contemporary Black Women's Poetry (Two Women's Press, 1998)
Caryl Phillips, The Nature of Blood (Faber, 1997)
Jonathan Harvey, Beautiful Thing (Methuen, 1996)
Jeanette Winterson, The Passion (Vintage 1996)
Esther Freud, Hideous Kinky (Penguin 1999)
Alex Garland, The Beach (Penguin, 1996)
(Subject to release of videos, we shall also consider the new film adaptations of both titles)