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By the end of the module the students will;
-have a knowledge of the essay as a distinct literary genre, and its evolution.
-have a knowledge and understanding of key essays from 20th and 21st century writers, across a wide variety of periods, identities, and styles.
-understand the context each essay emerged from, and how each essay impacted the form.
-see how, although patterns and ways of writing might shift, some preoccupations remain the same, there are constant recurring themes and motifs (comparing writers from different periods, for example).
-understand the role of non-fiction, and the essay, as a key form in creative writing.
|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|
|Continuous Assessment: Students will be assessed on class discussion, as well as written responses to a selection of the essays we will be exploring||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Portfolio: Students will be assessed by a final short portfolio of essays for assessment at the end of semester. This portfolio can be either creative or critical work, or a combination of both.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback on continuous assessment will be given throughout the trimester; feedback on the portfolio will be given through Brightspace.
|Miss Siobhán Kane||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|