Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Special Author: Thomas Hardy

Module Q3036

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module will explore the range of Hardy's work - novels, short fiction, poetry, plays and essays - in the light of late nineteenth century culture and the emergence of modernism. Topics to be explored will include Hardy's position as a writer and his shifting position in relation to forms of readership and literary production; his development of narrative and concepts of history and memory; his use of visual culture; the representation of social and economic change and the emergence of 'heritage'; his representation of class, sexual difference and social mobility; his use of evolutionary theory and concepts of degeneration; his position as a poet in the early twentieth century.

Module learning outcomes

Understand the formal and generic developments of a named author's work

Understand how the work has been shaped by the social, historical and intellectual contexts in which it was produced

Through critical analysis of a range of the author¿s writing over his/her career, demonstrate an understanding of how his/her literary reputation was established and has been maintained

Organise complex material into an essay that illustrates independent research

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayA1 Week 1 100.00%

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


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

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111111
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour111111111111
Autumn SemesterWorkshop1 hour111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Chloe Porter

Assess convenor

Ms Anne Crawford

Assess convenor

Miss Trudy Cadman

Assess convenor

Ms Emma Carlyle

Assess convenor

Dr Jessica Allsop

Assess convenor, Convenor

Dr Will Abberley

Assess convenor

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