ENGL08002 2017 English and Drama Research Seminar

General Details

Full Title
English and Drama Research Seminar
Transcript Title
English and Drama Research Se
Code
ENGL08002
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENGL - English
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Suzanne Collery
Programme Membership
SG_HENGL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology SG_SOSCJOIN_H08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences in Joint Major: English and Spanish SG_HENGL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology
Description

In the final year, students will develop their own expertise. The students will take part in the English and Drama seminars weekly and across a number of structured and evolving themes. Over the semester the students will engage with the teaching team from both English and Drama along with experts in their respective fields, to present their research on an on-going basis and in parallel with the Research Project module.

The module will cover a variety of literary, drama and applied forms, genres and periods, including fiction/poetry, film and drama. The students will also self-select from a series of authors within the modernist/post-modernist period as a special case study.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Critically close read and review self-selected and thematic works for the module.

2.

Demonstrate critical and contextual relationships of texts/readings/performance works to one another.

3.

Evidence of critical approach/concepts and argumentation for self-selected case study.

4.

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of self-selected case study for public exhibition at Sligo IT literary/dramatic symposium.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Seminar, workshop, flash presentations.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment and Attendance and Participation 40%

Students must pass this element of assessment to pass the module. This will include prepared and flash presentations of students' research and case study work to the staff, experts in the field and the class. It will also include sustained participation and attendance in class discussion, investigation and debate thought the term of the module

Literary and Drama Symposium - 60%

Building on the assessment learning of Cotemporary Theatre for Children and Young People students must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of their case study evidenced by, preparation (through presentation and participation as well as written evidence at the research seminars) and exhibition of the work as part of the literary festival.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be decided based on failed components.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
CARE08066 201700 Research Methods for English and Drama/Applied Theatre Studies

Indicative Syllabus

Critically close read and review self-selected and thematic works for the module

The student will develop their interdisciplinary 'reading' skills on selected works for the module. Such skills will include narrative structures and techniques, style and genre, imagery, characterisation, and performance analysis. The student will be expected to apply critical/theoretical concepts to the works under consideration focussing on academic rigour and creative/critical thinking

Demonstrate critical and contextual relationships of texts/readings/performance works to one another

The student will build on and further develop their critical engagement with the intratextual and contextual relationships of literary/drama/applied works in terms of genre, theme, tradition and period. The student will demonstrate the ability to participate in class discussion and present effectively on the thematic subject matter of the module as well as the students own special case study

Evidence of critical approach/concepts and argumentation for self-selected case study

The student will undertake a special case study of a writer, playwright, poet or performance text. The dedicated piece of work will examine the writer and the art works under a broad umbrella theme, concept, or particular approach identified by the student. The student will demonstrate a clear approach and rationale for the study in line with the learning acquired in the Research Methods Module and with the Research project module. It is envisaged that the work of the seminar module will inform the breadth and the depth of the students independent piece of work

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of self-selected case study for public exhibition at Sligo IT literary/dramatic symposium

The English and Drama staff, along with students and local arts bodies will conduct a one-day public symposium, focussed on the themes evolved from the English and Drama Research Seminar Module. The student is expected to plan, organise and showcase their case study.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Case Study Final Exam Project 60 % Week 12 3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Black Box ccc 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
1997 Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, 2nd edn Toronto: University of Toronto Press,

Recommended Reading
2010 Studying the Novel, 6th edn B’bury

Recommended Reading
2008 The Empty Space. Penguin

Recommended Reading
1995 Twentieth Century Theatre: A Sourcebook of Radical Thinking. Routledge

Recommended Reading
1995 The Poetry Handbook: A Guide to Reading Poetry for Pleasure and Practical Criticism Oxford University Press

Module Resources

Additional Information

None