Queer Literatures (Q3186)
30 credits, Level 6
You explore key ideas in contemporary queer theory alongside analysis of literary works.
You develop an up to date and in-depth understanding of key queer theoretical developments that may include:
- the queer child
- queerness and temporality
- queer affects
- life writing
- intersectionality and identity
- queer negativity
- queer utopianism
- queerness and diaspora.
At the same time, you will consider diverse works of modern and contemporary 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.
30%: Group work (Group presentation)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 276 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- American Studies and History (with a study abroad year) BA
- Drama and English (with a study abroad year) BA
- Drama and English BA
- English (with a study abroad year) BA
- English BA
- English Language and Literature (with a study abroad year) BA
- English Language and Literature BA
- English and Art History (with a study abroad year) BA
- English and Art History BA
- English and Film Studies BA
- English and History (with a study abroad year) BA
- English and History BA
- English and Media Studies (with a study abroad year) BA
- English and Media Studies BA