20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This module will explore the way in which non-standard varieties of English are represented in literature and film, and how these representations have changed over time. We will explore a range of texts and films, investigating both how dialects are represented, and why writers and filmmakers choose to use these dialects in these ways. Authors studied will include Charles Dickens, Angela Carter and James Kelman. Films studied will include Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, Howards End, and The Full Monty. The module will be assessed by a group work project (40%) and an independent research essay (60%).

Staff Contact: Michelle Wegrzynska
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, group external engagement project

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