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Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the issues raised on this course;
Identify and engage in key critical and theoretical contexs;
Apply such contexts to analysis of the texts under discussion;
Develop responses to this fiction with reference to other courses and other disciplines;
Engage in class discussion and debates;
Complete an extended essay on a topic related to the course.
This module covers a wide range of texts from a period of intense cultural change. We will mainly work with novels and short fiction, and authors may include Kurt Vonnegut, Shirley Jackson, Toni Morrison, Lydia Davis, Louise Erdrich, Anne Tyler, David Foster Wallace, George Saunders and Porochista Khakpour, among others.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Creative response assignment||Week 4||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: End-of-semester essay that allows students to display their understanding of the course themes and texts, building on feedback from mid-semester work on sources and essay plan.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Essay plan and preliminary bibliography||Week 8||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Contribution to discussions and in-class written responses||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|Repeat||Within Two Trimesters|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
Students will receive general feedback in class, covering common themes and issues, as well as individual feedback after each assignment (one of which works as an outline for the final essay). Students will also undertake both self-assessment and peer review activities in class.
|Dr Tim Groenland||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Pauline Slattery||Tutor|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Thurs 12:00 - 13:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Thurs 12:00 - 13:50|