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On successful completion of the module students should be able to:
• Compare the treatment of girlhood – and its intersecting themes – across YA texts.
• Demonstrate ability to discuss complex ideas both in class and in written assignments.
• Identify and engage in key critical and theoretical contexts.
• Apply such contexts to analysis of the texts under discussion.
• Perform close-reading of texts leading to nuanced analysis.
• Complete an extended essay on a topic related to the course.
Week 1: What is YA? What is Girlhood?
Week 2: Idealised Girlhood I
Week 3: Idealised Girlhood II
Week 4: Fairytale Girlhood, Reimagined
Week 5: ‘Beautiful’ Girlhood
Week 6: Trans Girlhood
Week 7: Fat Girlhood
Week 8: Disabled Girlhood
Week 9: Black Girlhood
Week 10: Girlhood and (Post)Feminism
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Midterm Essay||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Assignment: Essay Proposal||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Essay: End of Semester Essay of 3000 words||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Jennifer Gouck||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Clare Hayes-Brady||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|