Cannot be taken with: ACE1361

Aims/Description: In this module, we explore how different cultures have ordered, represented and experienced time, and consider how different approaches to time can be understood. We trace how historical shifts from the agrarian to the industrial may have changed peoples' experience of time and the world we live in. We look critically at the ways humans have interpreted time and history through the creation and adaption of language, texts and material culture. We also examine imaginative representations of past and future time through literary analysis, including narratives of the future such as science fiction and dystopian/utopian fiction.

Staff Contact: HALE SARAH
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK