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  • French Travel WritingFREN20012

    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...

  • Matters of Taste: French Eating CulturesFREN20013

    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...

  • Contemporary Italy Study AbroadITAL30005

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides students with a three-week intensive language and culture experience in Prato, Tuscany. The focus of the subject will be an exploration of aspects of conteporary Italy including language, culture, society, politics and the Arts. Students will be involved in a range of collab...

  • Poetry and Prose Research SeminarFREN40007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The second half of the nineteenth century saw the development of a new literary genre whose paradoxical name itself, "poème en prose", defeats the classical distinction of prose and poetry as well as contributing to a new definition of what "poetry" and "poetic" mean. This course will endeavour ...

  • Directed Reading ProjectLING40001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is a special program of study on a particular area of interest within the linguistics and applied linguistics undergraduate program. It is designed to either complement an honours thesis topic, extend knowledge within a subject already studied, or research a topic not normally treate...

  • Advanced WritingMECM30008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides students with the skills to write at an advanced journalistic level. Lectures will present students with techniques that will enhance skills in interviewing, news judgement, narrative technique, researching, framing ideas, developing contacts and using off the record informa...

  • Issues in Cross-Cultural PreservationCUMC90024

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Issues in Cross-Cultural Preservation provides students with knowledge and practical skills to contribute to the preservation of cultural material in their own and other cultures, informed by strong cross-cultural understanding, engagement and respect. This knowledge also enables students to resp...

  • Realities and Fictions in ArgentinaSPAN30020

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This study abroad subject will be taught in two places in Argentina over three weeks from 19th November to 8th December 2018. The dichotomy Civilisation vs Barbarism has been, since Sarmiento’s foundational essay entitled Facundo: Civilisation and Barbarism (1845), one of the guiding fictions of...

  • Advanced Research MethodsPUBL90024

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is an introduction to the qualitative and quantitative methods used in researching the cultural sector, with a focus on publishing and writing. The course will cover applied research design, and implementation, analysis and communication of results. Particular focus will be paid to t...

  • Documentation and DisplayCUMC90021

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This seminar led subject will critically examine how documentation is currently used to archive collections, promote conservation, maintain artist intent and reveal context. Students will develop an interdisciplinary approach to the documentation of complex cultural material in the arts and cultu...

  • Don Quijote Against the UniverseSPAN30013

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject allows students to study key aspects of Hispanic culture, primarily through the analysis of specific literary texts and/or films. Students will also have the opportunity to study the development of Hispanic society. By the end of the subject, students should have been introduced to a...

  • Analysing Professional CommunicationMECM20012

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Effective communication is the key to successful practice in many disciplines. This subject details how talk is managed in a range of professional settings, including: education (e.g. teacher-student interactions); medicine (e.g. doctor-patient consultations), psychology (e.g. counselling), law (...

  • Contemporary Italy Study AbroadITAL20004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides students with a three-week intensive language and culture experience in Prato, Tuscany. The focus of the subject will be an exploration of aspects of conteporary Italy including language, culture, society, politics and the Arts. Students will be involved in a range of collab...

  • The Origins of the NovelFREN20010

    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...

  • Don Quijote Against the UniverseSPAN20017

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject allows students to study key aspects of Hispanic culture, primarily through the analysis of specific literary texts and/or films. Students will also have the opportunity to study the development of Hispanic society. By the end of the subject, students should have been introduced to a...

  • Decadent LiteratureENGL30016

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines decadence as a textual, historical, sexual and cultural formation, across a range of literary texts of the 19th and early 20th centuries. A predominantly masculine mode of radical aestheticism, manifesting symptoms of cultural crisis and informed by anxieties about class, ge...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cosmic Pandaemonium in Paradise LostENGL40022

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject explores the great revolutions of the English seventeenth century through the prism of John Milton's epic Paradise Lost (1667, 1674). Weekly seminars will offer a close reading of each of the 12 books of the poem in the context of significant political, economic, theological and epis...

  • Special Study in JournalismJOUR90007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject involves the study of an approved topic in journalism practice. Details of the program being offered will be available from the Centre for Advanced Journalism. Students who complete this subject successfully should have demonstrated a specialist understanding of the topic, contribute...