Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
To equip students with knowledge of the work of a range of writers from the Victorian age.To enable students to engage with the key historical, political and philosophical contexts within which literature of the Victorian age was produced.To give students insight into the major theoretical and critical traditions that have shaped our understanding of literature of the Victorian age.To enable students to carry out contextualised close reading of literature of the Victorian age.To offer students the opportunity to make comparisons between literary texts of the Victorian age and construct arguments around these comparisons.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Show sensitivity to the complexity of literary language and critical discourse: 1,2Demonstrate research and planning skills and the ability to present that research effectively: 1,2Employ skills in close analysis of form and content: 1,2Demonstrate the ability to articulate arguments about literature of the Victorian age: 1,2Demonstrate the ability to engage with critical traditions that have shaped our understanding of literature of the Victorian age: 1,2Apply knowledge of the historical factors that influenced the production of nineteenth-century literature: 1,2
12 hours: seminars24 hours: lectures/workshops (including session on podcasting)14 hours: research/writing for podcast30 hours: essay writing and preparation70 hours: seminar preparation
1: Short Paper weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
PodcastStudents will record a short (c. 7-minute) individual podcast on one text studied on the module. They will be required to script their podcast and to submit a transcript. They are assessed on the audio submission alone.2: Essay weighted 60%
EssayStudents will write an essay of 1,200 words. They will choose from a list of approx. 10 questions.