Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Queer Literatures

Module Q3186

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module offers students the opportunity to explore recent American literary texts alongside some key contemporary queer theoretical ideas that explore queerness in American culture and society. Students will develop an up to date and in-depth understanding of key queer theoretical developments that may touch on issues such as, for example: the queer child, queerness and temporality, queer affects, life writing, intersectionality and identity, queer negativity, queer utopianism, and queerness and diaspora. At the same time, students will consider diverse works of post-WWII American literature that offer a range of perspectives on identity, race, nation, gender, and sexuality. Overall, the module will explore how to bring theoretical concepts into conversation with literary texts, and how queerness is represented and theorised in American society, literature, and culture.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the theoretical frameworks explored in the module.

Demonstrate the capacity to develop critical analyses of literary texts based on the theoretical considerations explored in the module.

Undertake close analyses of demanding literary texts.

Dissertation (6000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

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Ms Emma Carlyle

Assess convenor

Ms Anne Crawford

Assess convenor

Dr Chloe Porter

Assess convenor

Dr Rachel O'Connell

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