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A MINIMUM of 4 college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as cross disciplinary, "Freshman Seminars", civilisation or creative writing classes are not considered for admission to this course. Applicants should also note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. In making admissions decisions preference will be given to students who achieve above the minimum requirement with the typical visiting student admitted to this course having four or more literature classes at grade A. ** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
This course examines how working-class writers have represented themselves as well as how they have been represented by others.It pays due attention to the formal modes employed by working-class writing (realism, expressionism, surrealism, fantasy etc)across a range of genres - fiction, poetry, drama and film.The course moves from the nineteenth century to the present in order to understand how class identities change over time yet it also affirms how the reconstitution of class is not synonymous with its disappearance.The course will focus on key issues such as the relationship between culture and politics, the intellectual or writer as a socially mediated figure, solidarity and inviduality, social mobility, gender, voice and vernacular, the politics of representation.
College of Humanities and Social Science
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
This article was published on Feb 24, 2012