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EL35WC: QUEER TIMES (2020-2021)

Last modified: 09 Jul 2020 14:45


Course Overview

This course adopts a cross-period approach, bringing contemporary and premodern texts into conversation in exploring representations of queer experiences and themes in diverse forms. Divided into three sections, queer presents, queer pasts, and queer futures, the course will introduce a selection of theoretical and critical readings in thinking about how representation is shaped by temporal and cultural context. We will consider the relationship between representation of queer experience and formal experimentation, and how queer forms impact on our sense of queer possibilities.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Elizabeth Elliott

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • English (EL)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Programme Level 3

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course adopts a cross-period approach, bringing contemporary and premodern texts into conversation in exploring representations of queer experiences and themes in diverse forms. Divided into three sections, queer presents, queer pasts, and queer futures, the course will introduce a selection of theoretical and critical readings in thinking about how representation is shaped by temporal and cultural context. We will consider the relationship between representation of queer experience and formal experimentation, and how queer forms impact on our sense of queer possibilities. Texts may include Anne Carson, James Baldwin, Michelle Tea, Akwaeke Emezi, 120 BPM, Emma Frankland’s Hearty.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 27, 29 - 30, 32
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25, 28, 31, 33 - 34, 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay or equivalent

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 34

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Feedback

Equivalent: students may be offered the opportunity to complete a piece of work as an alternative to the essay, of similar value. For example, students may submit a piece of reflective writing and commentary.

Written feedback will be provided in comments on the essay, with complementary verbal feedback available on request.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateWill be able to critically evaluate current debates and research in queer theory
FactualAnalyseStudents completing the course will be able to discuss queer theories verbally and in writing.
ProceduralApplyStudents completing the course will be able to produce critical interpretations of texts from the course verbally and in writing.

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 33

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Feedback

Group work incorporating seminar participation and complementary report reflecting on group work, submitted individually

Written feedback will be provided in comments on the essay, with complementary verbal feedback available on request.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateWill be able to critically evaluate current debates and research in queer theory
FactualAnalyseStudents completing the course will be able to discuss queer theories verbally and in writing.
ProceduralApplyStudents completing the course will be able to produce critical interpretations of texts from the course verbally and in writing.

Essay or equivalent

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 45
Assessment Weeks 37 Feedback Weeks 40

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Feedback


Equivalent: students may be offered the opportunity to complete a piece of work as an alternative to the essay, of similar value. For example, students may submit a piece of reflective writing and commentary.

Written feedback will be provided in comments on the essay, with complementary verbal feedback available on request.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateWill be able to critically evaluate current debates and research in queer theory
FactualAnalyseStudents completing the course will be able to discuss queer theories verbally and in writing.
ProceduralApplyStudents completing the course will be able to produce critical interpretations of texts from the course verbally and in writing.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 40,41,42,48,49,50 Feedback Weeks 44,52

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Feedback Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualAnalyseStudents completing the course will be able to discuss queer theories verbally and in writing.
ProceduralApplyStudents completing the course will be able to produce critical interpretations of texts from the course verbally and in writing.
ConceptualEvaluateWill be able to critically evaluate current debates and research in queer theory

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