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Module Title LM Global Critical Theory
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 34811
Module Lead Dr Elliot Evans
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Seminar-20 hours
Guided independent study-180 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description Global Critical Theory introduces students to the range of ways in which cultural and textual forms have been conceptualised and experienced across time and space. The module will address a number of topics, such as Theories of language, Multimodality, the anticolonial and anti-racist imagination, postcolonial gender and intersectional perspectives.

Students will be encouraged to test the possibilities and limits of the theoretical approaches germane to each of these rubrics by drawing on their existing expertise in world literatures, as well as expertise acquired through other modules. Pedagogical emphasis will be placed on the creative deployment of influential theoretical approaches in relation to lesser-studied texts, which may in turn result in the critique and revision of dominant theoretical paradigms.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Exhibit advanced proficiency in writing skills;
  • Compare divergent theoretical approaches and critically assess their uses for new material;
  • Revise normative theoretical assumptions in light of empirical case studies;
  • Develop approaches to texts and other cultural artefacts that reflect critical awareness of structural inequalities, including those of race, class, and gender;
  • exhibit advanced proficiency in applying a range of theoretical paradigms to new material.
Assessment 34811-01 : Essay : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
1 x 4000-word essay in English (100%).

Resubmission of 4,000-word essay (100%).
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