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EL35WC: QUEER TIMES (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


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?

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 37 Feedback Weeks 40

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Feedback

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

Word Count 3000
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 Reflection

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 34

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Feedback

Written feedback will be provided in comments on the essay, with complementary verbal feedback available on request. Word count: 1,000

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

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 33

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Feedback

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

Comparative essay

Word Count 3500
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.
ConceptualEvaluateWill be able to critically evaluate current debates and research in queer theory
ProceduralApplyStudents completing the course will be able to produce critical interpretations of texts from the course verbally and in writing.

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