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  • Languages of Venice: Study AbroadITAL30012

    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...

  • Language and IdentityLING30012

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject introduces students to the ways in which language indexes and constructs identities in social contexts. It introduces students to a range of theoretical approaches, and the distinctive research methodologies associated with each. These include language socialization. studies of langu...

  • Realities and Fictions in ArgentinaSPAN20025

    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...

  • Conservation Research and OBLCUMC90004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The subject builds upon the prerequisite subject and extends the focus of materials and techniques of artefacts to also encompass theoretical discussions and methodologies for object based learning in conservation research. Students focus on a more detailed study of objects and the history, manuf...

  • Genealogies of PlaceCWRI40009

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    In this subject students will engage with creative and intellectual concepts that deal with an understanding of place (and places) and its relationship to individuals, communities and cultural formations. These places may be physical, social or psychological, and can include "natural". landscapes...

  • Methods in Sociolinguistic ResearchLING40013

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This course is an Honours level introduction to key concepts and approaches in field-based methodologies employed in sociocultural linguistics, with a particular focus on contemporary scholarship that takes a broad approach to language, culture, and society. It will examine current approaches to ...

  • Memory CulturesCULS40002

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The aim of this subject is to explore a theoretical history of remembrance in contemporary culture. We will begin by considering the massive transformations in cultural memory brought about by modernity. From this starting point we will consider the trajectories of cultural memory from Freud's cu...

  • Cultural Studies in AsiaCULS40006

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject focuses on the emergence of cultural studies as a distinct disciplinary formation in Asia over the past twenty years, and introduces students to this new field's key approaches to the analysis of contemporary cultures. It introduces recent work on intra-Asian cultural flows, colonial...

  • Literary PleasureENGL40010

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the uses and abuses of literary pleasure, considering it as a category of analysis that develops from the eighteenth century with the emergence of literature as an institution and disciplinary formation. Through a series of literary, theoretical and critical readings, studen...

  • Hispanic Film TodaySPAN30017

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Since the early 1990s, the major national cinemas in the Spanish-speaking world (Spain, Mexico and Argentina) have undergone a deep renewal of both their industrial structures and their thematic/aesthetic traditions. The regained popularity of these cinemas in their own domestic markets and world...

  • Conservation of Photographs 1CUMC90009

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject introduces the current philosophy, ethics, materials, procedures and techniques that are used in the practical conservation of photographs. Students will identify problems and the appropriate treatment including repairs, consolidation, retouching, surface cleaning and humidification ...

  • Gender in Hispanic CulturesSPAN30001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Issues related to gender and sexuality are key to understand social and cultural practices in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas. In this subject such issues are explored in relation to their representation in cultural texts – including fiction literature, film and TV. Major the...

  • Italian Language in FocusITAL30004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is designed to provide students with an analytical and comprehensive understanding of Italian usage. Topics will vary, and may include contrastive analysis of English and Italian, varieties of Italian, dialects, geographical variation, history of the Italian language, topics in appli...