Module Identifier IPM7930  
Module Title IMAGING WALES  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Elin Royles  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Elin Royles  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   20 Hours. 10 x 2 hour seminars  
  Seminars / Tutorials    
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 1 x 4000 word essay  50%
Semester Assessment 1 x 4000 word essay  50%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Discuss and analyse developments in the conception of Welsh 'identity' and the Welsh 'nation' in Welsh literature.
2. Describe, analyse and compare some of the main themes in Welsh and Anglo-Welsh literature in the twentieth century.
3. Demonstrate, through written work and seminar discussion, the ability to discuss and evaluate different approaches to the history of the modern Welsh woman.
4. Critically assess and evaluate key issues and themes in Welsh visual culture.
5. Identify images of Wales and its people on film and evaluate the implications of these images to understandings of 'Wales' and 'Welshness'.

Brief description

This module aims to provide an examination of developments in the imaging of Wales in a variety of cultural forms. It discusses perceptions of Welsh identity and the 'nation' in Welsh literature, including Welsh and Anglo-Welsh literature, in the visual arts and images of Wales and its people on film, predominantly from the twentieth century to date.


Literature, Nation and Identity
Two languages, one literature? One country, two literatures? Welsh and the Anglo-Welsh literature
Welsh Women writing in Wales
Imaging the Nation: laying the foundations, 1880-1914
Imaging the Nation: broadening the base in twentieth-century Wales
Imaging Wales and its people on film 1898 - 1955
Imaging Wales and its people on film from 1980 - present
Conclusions: Imaging Wales


This module is at CQFW Level 7