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On successful completion of this module, students will have developed:
- The ability to analyse passages of literary texts for their aesthetic engagement with global phenomenon including slavery, empire, settler colonialism, resource imperialism, decolonization, and capitalist globalization;
- The acquisition of basic skills in academic research, study, and writing, as well as the confidence to write and speak more confidently on topics relating to works of world literature;
- An awareness of how different kinds of literary texts can be interpreted through a variety of critical lenses, including postcolonial and world-literary theory;
- The ability to use key electronic resources such as online journals, databases, and Brightspace
Ranging from the gold mines of colonial Africa and South America to the contemporary oilfields of the Niger Delta, this module will investigate writing from multiple periods and geographies, including the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, and Britain, and will feature texts from across literary genres, including novels, autobiographies, poetry, short stories, and travel writing.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Continuous engagement with the module and development of key research, presentation and academic writing skills will be fostered through short exercises||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Mid-term assignment: Students will complete a short close reading exercise examining one text.
|Assignment: The final essay (2000 words) will ask students to compare two texts and will enable students to demonstrate the skills they have developed in combining textual analysis with contextual analysis.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
The weekly exercises will receive group/class feedback; and individual feedback on the written essays will be given via Brightspace.
|Professor John Brannigan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Sarah Comyn||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Nicholas Daly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Treasa De Loughry||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Naomi McAreavey||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Anne Mulhall||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Maria Stuart||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Nerys Williams||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Miss Sarah Dunne||Tutor|