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- Familiarity with literary and cultural representations and narratives of migration and migrancy
- Familiarity with key historical, social, political, cultural and legal frameworks for understanding contemporary migration management and border regimes
- Familiarity with relevant analytical frameworks from postcolonial studies, critical migration studies, queer diaspora studies, world-literary criticism, border theory
- Understanding of the interconnectedness of race, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship/migration status, nationality, geopolitical location (in particular, in shaping systems and experiences of mobility, border regimes, migrancy, ‘home’, etc.)
- Ability to analyse texts with attention to contexts and conceptual frames
- Ability to write an extended essay on a topic related to the module
Writing studied on this module will include short stories, novels, poetry, memoir, personal essay, and analysis by some of the following:
Mohsin Hamid; Julia Otsuka; Hassan Blasim; Igiaba Scego; Ocean Vuong; Junot Díáz; Rawi Hage; Melatu Okorie; Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe; Kamila Shamsie; Shailja Patel; Yousif Qasmiyeh; Leila Abdelrazaq; Laila Lalami; Valerie Luiselli; Behrouz Boochani; Daniel Trilling; Edward Said; Hannah Arendt; Sally Hayden; Amelia Gentleman; Teju Cole; Viet Thanh Nguyen; Gloria Anzaldúa; Leila Abouela; Direye Osman; Bernardine Evaristo.
|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: Discussion posts - three to be submitted over the course of the trimester.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Final essay||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Students can choose between a close reading exercise or a creative reflection.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Feedback in class on discussion posts; individual feedback on mid-semester assignment, building to final essay proposal with individual consultation and feedback prior to completing the final essay; end-of-trimester workshop on essay writing and peer editing.