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On completion of this module students will
1. Demonstrate a keen understanding of the fable form and the variety of ways in which it has been adapted through the ages.
2. Be able to critically consider and explore the relationship between humans and animals, as represented in a wide variety of literature, with particular emphasis on the Medieval period.
3. Have a knowledge and understanding of the narrative strategies used by writers of fiction, specifically animal literature, to engage and critique the power structures of society.
4. Write a sophisticated, critically astute, research-based, scholarly essay founded on the knowledge of the texts and core concepts explored in the module.
Role of Speech
Rewriting and reconfiguration of narrative
Writing to challenge power structures
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: A selection of three short assignments which will help the student prepare for the summative assessment.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Students will be required to submit a 4,000 word essay on a chosen topic, based on two or more texts studied in the module and engaging with concepts taught on the module.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Students will be invited to meet with the Module Coordinator after the completion of each continuous assessment, but must meet at least once in the course of the trimester. Students will also have access to written feedback on the VLE, both for the continuous and summative assessment.