School of Humanities

We look forward to welcoming you to the offer holder day, please take a look at the information below to see what activities and sessions you can join.

English Literature/ English and American Literature/ Creative Writing

Studying English at Keele and Taster Session

The session includes an introduction to the different pathways for studying English literature at Keele and an interactive workshop based on a literary text or a creative writing exercise.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Optional drop in session: 12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Guests are invited to attend the academic session alongside offer holders.

Film Studies at Keele: A Taster Session

This interactive session, combining the analysis and discussion of screen media texts, will provide an example of the types of work you will do in Film Studies at Keele.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Optional drop in session: 12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

The academic sessions are specifically for offer holders: parents, family and other guests may attend if they wish, though may not be able to take part in all of the activities. We will be able to provide more general information during the drop in session from 12.00-13.00.

History and Communication Technology

Historians argue that new forms of media have been responsible for the most significant aspects of historical change. The printing press revolutionised communication from the 16th century; but it was the explosion in public printed materials in the 19th century and the emergence of new forms of journalism and mass press from 1900 onwards that reached the ‘person in the street’. What is the significance of these printed materials for the historian?
In this session we will use examples of a ‘new’ mass communication technology, postcard, to examine how they were used over the past century and how they can be used by historians trying to reconstruct the everyday life of the people who made use of them. This is an opportunity for you to be a historian, selecting actual postcards from an ‘archive’ and trying to make sense of them as a historical source.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Guests are invited to attend the academic session alongside offer holders.

Media Taster Lecture

An academic from Media Communications and Creative Practice will deliver a taster lecture/discussion in their particular field of expertise within the degree program, this will then be followed by a practical exercise in creative practice.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Optional drop in session: 12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Guests are invited to attend the academic session alongside offer holders.

 

Musical borrowing and digital sampling

This session provides an insight into digital sampling practices in a range of musical genres. Repertoire from classical and contemporary times will be examined as it transitions into new forms within the commercial and chart music realm.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Optional drop in session: 12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Guests are invited to attend the academic session alongside offer holders.