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  • English in a Globalised WorldLING90019

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The spread of English through colonialism, its transformation in decolonisation, and its further expansion are examined in this course. We will analyse the changes in patterns and use of English in different sociopolitical settings, the historical factors that have led to these changes, and the e...

  • Media, Politics and Cultural DiasporaCULS40004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject looks at the study of diaspora in a historical context from the histories of dispersion and migration, to model minority discourses, and the forces of globalisation/internationalisation. The subject emphasises the changing meanings of the space, place and position of "home" as they r...

  • Language Curriculum DesignLING90007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject adopts a language for specific purposes (LSP) framework to processes of language education. It begins from the premise that all language teaching involves the teaching of language for some specific purpose, and in some specific context. Working within an LSP framework, we look at a r...

  • French Cinema Research SeminarFREN40001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is designed to allow students to develop their analytical and research skills in a particular area of French cinema. Students may choose to analyse a French film, the work of a French film director, French film criticism, a French film genre, or specific themes or theoretical issues ...

  • Byromania: Romantic Literary CelebrityENGL40018

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines celebrity as a new form of literary fame that emerges in the Romantic period. Focussing on the mad, bad and dangerous fame of Lord Byron, George Gordon, it engages “Byromania” as an exemplary form of celebrity as a new culture of productive reception. With the rapid expansio...

  • Indonesian Languages in Social ContextINDO30017

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject focuses on the role of personal, societal, and historical contexts in the use and development of languages in the Indonesian archipelago, focussing on specific Indonesian societies (eg. Batak, Javanese, Maluku) and the Indonesian nation as a whole. The subject engages with issues of ...

  • Languages of Venice: Study AbroadITAL20006

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This intensive four-week study abroad subject will be taught in Venice between the end of November and December and focuses on the social and cultural spaces of Venice (real, imaginary, or interpreted): how these spaces were used, represented, and understood in early modern Venice. The subject wi...

  • Victorian Radicals, Revolution & ReformENGL20025

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject introduces nineteenth century political writing, tracing the cultures of radicalism, reaction and liberal reform that punctuated Queen Victoria’s reign. It focuses on the age of mass resistance, and the often fearful reactions that dissent inspired in social and political elites. Dic...

  • Immigration in FranceFREN30017

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject covers topics such as exile and immigration in France, immigration policies and their direct impact on the migrant population, colonisation and decolonisation, racism and multiculturalism, French identity, nationality and citizenship. On completion of this subject, students should be...

  • PhonologyLING30002

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is an introduction to descriptive and theoretical approaches to the analysis of sound systems across languages. and different approaches to phonology, training in formal phonological analysis, and the development of phonological theory until the present.

  • French Travel WritingFREN30014

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines how travel writing translates the world into words, and as such is a key to understanding international relations and intercultural communication. Focusing mainly on contemporary texts but also referring to classical French travel literature, it introduces students to a wide...

  • Spanish Honours Language Seminar 2SPAN40003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is intended to focus on texts from mainstream literature as a stimulus to discussion, research and discussion practice. Paper writing, class presentation and oral discussions will be set for the purpose of studying Spanish rhetoric and applied literary research practise in the approp...

  • English in Social InteractionLING90036

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the characteristics of the English language as used in different social and discursive contexts. The subject is delivered through a ‘blended learning’ approach, with a mixture of online and intensive on-campus teaching modes, and extensive resources, including video intervie...

  • Current Topics in LinguisticsLING90030

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This elective will cover advanced topics in descriptive and theoretical linguistics, with the focus to vary each year. Possible topics to be covered include (but are not limited to): language documentation, grammatical analysis, experimental phonetics, morphosyntactic theory, information structur...

  • Subcultural StudiesCULS40014

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject studies texts and events relating to various subcultural formations, including gangs, music subcultures, drug cultures, neo-pagans, sexed subcultures, bohemias, underworlds, body art cultures and virtual communities. The subject asks students to explore the ways identification can oc...

  • New ScriptCWRI40013

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will provide students with the interdisciplinary skills to write an original script in any medium. Students will learn the distinct scriptwriting approaches to works for theatre, live performance, radio, film and digital media. They will devise a concept outline and script excerpt fo...

  • Writing for ChildrenCWRI90010

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject introduces the creative writing student to contemporary literary and cultural theories pertinent to reading and analysing texts produced for children, as well as stimulating a creative engagement with children’s literature. Through the study and production of picture books, novels, s...

  • Cross-Cultural Assessment and TreatmentCUMC90025

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will examine a range of cultural objects, with various deterioration and preservation issues. Using participant-led discussion and teacher-led investigation, students will provide input from their particular cultural perspective as to possible best practice and effective treatment op...

  • Matters of Taste: French Eating CulturesFREN30015

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    In France since the 19th century, the preparation, serving and consumption of food and drink, in both the domestic and public space, has been emblematic of French bourgeois cultural hegemony. In this subject students will examine the elaboration of normative codes relating to food and wine and th...

  • The Origins of the NovelFREN30012

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    In this subject students will read a selection of novels in French (from the Middle Ages to 18th century) in order to understand the evolution of the French novel. They will have to analyse the narrative structures and demonstrate critical awareness of the social, political and ideological contex...