The Politics of Feeling (L2079)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

We know that the personal is political. But the political is personal too.

Our political identities, actions and allegiance are connected to how we understand ourselves and the world around us. And yet, the way we experience and make sense of our own inner lives is also shaped by the cultural and political context in which we live.

On this module, you’ll draw on primary source material to ask how we can understand the relationships:

  • between individual and group identities
  • between feelings and actions
  • between personal experiences and political change.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: