15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will allow you to explore issues of identity and how these changed during the turbulent early years of the twentieth century, looking at how these identities are expressed. Each seminar is structured around a particular kind of `ego-document┐: for example, diaries, memoires, interviews, and children┐s drawings. Exploring and comparing these sources, which all come under the broad title of `life-writing┐, allows us to examine how identities are negotiated in difficult, and often harsh, social and political circumstances. The module looks to locate the individual in the momentous history of mid-twentieth-century Europe, a time of massive dislocation and population movements as well as disruption to the normal course of everyday life.

Staff Contact: Beky Hasnip
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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