20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will consider the narratives and imagery that underpin the literary and filmic constructions of 'the north of England' in the post-war period, with particular emphasis on the representation of Sheffield. It will explore the psycho geography of the north in relation to its constituent tropes and myths, and some seminars will be given by guest experts on such topics as dialect and architecture. A wide variety of representational forms will be considered, including fiction, poetry, drama, documentary and fiction film, and television plays, while drawing on other cultural forms such as music and visual art. The module may include field trips, engagement with city institutions such as Sheffield Archives, and use of Special Collections archives, such as the Jack Rosenthal, Barry Hines and Richard Hoggart papers.

Restrictions on availability: The module is restricted to students in the School of English.

Staff Contact: VICE SUE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (English Literature):

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