Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Contemporary Stylistics: The discourse of film and drama

Module Q3152

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module learning outcomes

Show an understanding of the function of linguistic strategies in film and theatre and the relevance of discourse analysis tools for investigating those texts in depth.

Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the actors on screen/stage and the viewers (by for instance identifying in the texts the degree of information that is deliberately conveyed to or withheld from the viewers for a specific reason).

Show the ability to choose specific approaches for the stylistic interpretation of cinema and theatre.

Show the ability to produce very short scenes for the theatre or big/small screen

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
PresentationT2 Week 11 (8 minutes)20.00%
EssayT2 Week 11 70.00%
EssayT2 Week 8 10.00%

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
Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111110

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