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EL5572 - Investigating Literature

Credit Points: 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Alison Lumsden

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to registered postgraduate students on a relevant MLitt programme.

This course aims to provide students with the practical skills and conceptual grounding necessary to undertake literary studies at postgraduate level. It will explore the key debates involved in modern literary study, consider the issues involved in the research process, and facilitate an understanding of the skills required for the development and dissemination of research outcomes. It will also provide a forum that will facilitate students in acquiring a range of transferable skills such as reflective thinking, planning a research project, networking and effective presentation.

9x 2-hour group taught seminars, 3x 1-2 hour one-to-one dissertation preparation sessions with supervisors.

1x 2,000 word project outline (40%); work towards conference organisation plus 1x 20 minute conference style presentation (30%); annotated bibliography (20%); 1x 1,500 word reflective piece (10%).