Undergraduate study 2011
Key facts Choices | 1 English at the Hull Campus | 4 English at the Scarborough Campus | 14 After your degree | 21 Admissions | 22 Members of staﬀ | 23
Hull Campus contact Kay Nock Admissions Coordinator Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences University of Hull Hull, HU6 7RX T 01482 466191 (direct line) If writing, please mark your envelope ‘Admissions Query’. Other queries to Gill Cowper or Ruth Hawden Department of English University of Hull Hull, HU6 7RX T 01482 465309 / 465315 F 01482 465641 E email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Scarborough Campus contact Dr Anna Fitzer Admissions Tutor for English University of Hull Scarborough Campus Scarborough, YO11 3AZ T 01723 357220 F 01723 370815 E a.ﬁtzer@hull.ac.uk
Dates of semesters Semester 1 27 Sep – 16 Dec 2011
Semester 2 30 Jan – 11 May 2012
Hull Campus Degree course
American Studies and English Creative Writing and American Studies Creative Writing and English Creative Writing and Film Studies Creative Writing and Media, Culture and Society Creative Writing and Philosophy Creative Writing and Religion Drama and English English English and American Literature and Culture English and Film Studies English and French English and German English and History English and Italian English and Music English and Philosophy English and Spanish English with Creative Writing English with History of Art English with Law
TQ73 BA/ASE WT87 BA/CWAS WQ83 BA/CWE WW86 BA/CWFS WP83 BA/CWMCS WV85 BA/CWP WV86 BA/CWT QW34 BA/DE Q300 BA/ENG QT37 BA/EALC QP33 BA/EFilm QR31 BA/EF QR32 BA/EG QV31 BA/EH QR33 BA/EI QW33 BA/EMu QV35 BA/EPh QR34 BA/ESp Q3W8 BA/ECW Q3V3 BA/EHA Q3M1 BA/EWL
A (English) plus AB or BB, all degree courses
Scarborough Campus Degree course
English Language and Literature English Literature and Culture English with Educational Studies English with Theatre and Performance Theatre and English
180–240 points or equivalent
Please contact Dr Anna Fitzer for further details.
Q390 S BA/ELL QL3Y S BA/ELC Q3X3 S BA/EngEdSt Q3W4 S BA/ETP WQ43 S BA/TE
Choices English at Hull We aim to combine breadth and depth of study in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. You can read English as a Single Honours subject, as a Joint Honours subject (‘English and …’) or as a ‘major’ (‘English with …’). Each course oﬀers an exciting spread of options, enabling you to range from medieval English to the present, to study writing in English from Africa to Australia, and to follow various modules in ﬁlm. The creative writing option gives you the opportunity to try your hand at poetry, prose, short stories and experimental writing. This pamphlet will help you decide whether reading English on the University’s Hull Campus is the best choice for you. Our Undergraduate Prospectus provides information about the wider context – accommodation, the students’ union, sports facilities, and so on – but only an outline sketch of our degree courses. The following pages will give you a more substantial impression of what it is like to live and work here. We have tried to answer those questions asked most frequently by applicants. If you have others, please write, email or ring us (contact details are on the inner front cover). All applicants are encouraged to visit us (see page 22). If you then decide that our courses are not for you, we wish you well elsewhere. But do think hard about your choices: they are among the most important you will ever make. Dr Katharine Cockin Head of Department at the Hull Campus
English at Scarborough The degree courses described on pages 14–17 enable you to engage with the most urgent and exciting cultural issues faced by contemporary society. You will encounter a range of texts from the medieval to the present, and in doing so you will be encouraged to ask how language and literature reﬂect and embody ideology, history and philosophy. You will become an articulate and incisive thinker, developing analytical skills and research techniques that are essential to your own understanding of the world and extremely attractive to potential employers. The English subject is run by a committed staﬀ whose interests include language studies, Shakespeare, 18th-century studies, 20th-century poetry, American literature, ﬁlm and contemporary ﬁction. The English degrees are attractive to both young and mature students drawn from the United Kingdom and the broader international community. English can also be studied in combination either with theatre or with educational studies. With its spectacular coastline, North Yorkshire has inspired writers from Anne Brontë to Bram Stoker. By choosing to study English at the Scarborough Campus, you too will have a unique opportunity to read, to write and to be inspired in a stunning and stimulating environment. Dr Charles Mundye Director of Studies for English at the Scarborough Campus
As well as their obvious core of literature and language, our ﬂexible degrees allow you to select elements of cultural history, ﬁlm studies, education and theatre. There are numerous creative writing options – and aspiring journalists are encouraged to get involved with Hullfire, the students’ union magazine.
Well read Our English students gave the department an overall satifaction rating of 91% in the 2009 National Student Survey. And the ‘feelgood factor’ didn’t stop there: 88% of them progressed into employment or further study within six months of graduation.
English at the Hull Campus English at Hull has something for everyone. Whether you like reading novels or poetry or plays, whether you enjoy creative writing or exploring literature outside the traditional canon (for example, African literature in English or children’s literature), you will ﬁnd modules here to suit your current interests and introduce you to new ones. Please note, however, that this is a literature-based course. We accept applicants with English Language A Level, but most of the modules you will take focus on literary texts rather than language study. A degree in English Language and Literature is oﬀered at the Scarborough Campus.
Single Honours The course begins with a foundation which ensures that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to get the most from your studies. But even at this stage you have the freedom to include a creative writing option among your modules, or you can choose a free elective from a completely diﬀerent discipline. In Years 2 and 3 there are no core modules, which means that you make up your own package according to what you most enjoy. The only limitation on choice is that we require every student to read some pre-1800 and some post-1800 literature. There are two types of module: the ‘long thin’ (or year-long) module, which is examined in the summer and gives you plenty of time to read longer texts or think through a complex piece of writing, such as a dissertation; and the ‘short fat’ (semester-long) type, which is examined and completed within the semester. Because all students take a mixture of these two kinds of module, at no point in the year will you have more than one or two formal examinations. Many modules are, in any case, assessed by coursework.
Combining English with creative writing If you enjoy creative writing, whether ﬁction, poetry, or building a mixed portfolio, you may like to combine your study of literature with the opportunity to write creatively throughout your degree course. You can either take a Joint Honours course in Creative Writing and English, spending exactly half your time on each, or a major/minor combination of English with Creative Writing. Students on both courses choose from the same module options, including Creative Writing Skills, The Short Story, Story Structures, and Writing Myth, Writing Change. We also oﬀer Joint Honours degrees combining creative writing with American studies, ﬁlm studies, media studies, philosophy and religion.
English and American Literature and Culture If you like the idea of reading American alongside English literature, with options in ﬁlm and art history, then you may want to take our new Single Honours degree in English and American Literature and Culture. Students can choose from the modules oﬀered by both the English and American Studies departments, which include Hollywood in the 1950s, American Fiction of the 1930s, Postmodernism, American Art 1900–1940, and Edith Wharton and F Scott Fitzgerald.
In Years 2 and 3 there are no core modules – you make up your own package according to what you most enjoy.
Joint degrees in English In Joint Honours degrees, English ﬁgures equally for the whole three years (or four years if you spend one abroad on language study) with one other subject chosen from American studies, creative writing, drama, ﬁlm studies, French, German, history, Italian, music, philosophy and Spanish. As a joint student you take core ﬁrst-year modules in English Landmark Texts, Introduction to Renaissance Literature and Introduction to Literary Studies. After that you choose English modules up to 60 credits (that is, half your total workload) in each of your second and ﬁnal years.
English with History of Art or Law English is the ‘major’ subject (80 credits a year) and history of art or law the ‘minor’ (40 credits a year).
Teaching methods Teaching at Hull is largely based on seminars – groups of between 10 and 15 students who meet once a week with their tutor for each of their modules (normally four modules are taken at once). Tutors have diﬀerent ways of conducting seminars: sometimes they take the form of a ‘round-table’ discussion of controversial issues in a literary text; sometimes students themselves lead the seminar, perhaps through a group presentation. Either way, the intention is to get you thinking and talking energetically about what you have read. Particularly in the ﬁrst year, seminars are supported by formal lectures. In the ﬁnal year, you spend more time on individual research projects and extended essays under a tutor’s guidance.
Assessment The ﬁrst year is a ‘qualifying’ period which does not contribute towards your degree result. The only requirement is that you complete and pass the modules taken during the year. Subsequent modules all contribute to your ﬁnal degree classiﬁcation. Most modules are assessed by a combination of essays and exams, though in the ﬁnal year a single extended essay is more likely to be your mode of assessment.
The intention is to get you thinking and talking energetically about what you have read.
Structure of the English course
Single Honours Year 1 Core modules (and credits) Whole year Introduction to Literary Studies (20) plus one of • Introduction to Linguistics (20) • Creative Writing Skills (20) • free elective (20) (see inner back cover)
First-year core texts usually include Mary Barton, poems by Seamus Heaney and Webster’s Jacobean tragedy The Duchess of Malﬁ.
First semester • English Landmark Texts (20) • Introduction to Medieval Literature (20) Second semester • Introduction to English Renaissance Literature (20) • Either Introduction to Modernist Fiction (20) or Patterns of Language (20)
Single Honours Years 2 and 3 Optional modules Two year-long modules Four one-semester modules, each worth 20 credits, from • Band 1 (pre-1800) • Band 2 (post-1800)
Joint Honours Year 1 Core modules (and credits) Whole year Introduction to Literary Studies (20) First semester English Landmark Texts (20) Second semester Introduction to English Renaissance Literature (20)
Joint Honours Years 2 and 3/4 Optional modules One year-long module Two one-semester modules, each worth 20 credits, from • Band 1 (pre-1800) • Band 2 (post-1800)
First-year modules Whole year Introduction to Literary Studies introduces a range of critical theories and approaches through close study of selected texts from diﬀerent periods and genres. Texts usually include Mary Barton, poems by Seamus Heaney and Webster’s Jacobean tragedy The Duchess of Malﬁ. And an optional year-long module chosen from • Introduction to Linguistics • Creative Writing Skills • a free elective chosen from the extensive list of modules available from other departments across the University
First semester English Landmark Texts focuses on four core texts which have become cultural landmarks, both as enduring classics and in revised, rewritten versions, as texts, ﬁlms and stage shows. Current texts are Robinson Crusoe, A Christmas Carol, Jane Eyre and Peter Pan. Introduction to Medieval Literature provides a gateway to the more specialised medieval options available in the second and ﬁnal years of your course. It introduces you to a selection of accessible texts such as Chaucer’s Reeve’s Tale, Sir Orfeo and the York Cruciﬁxion Play.
Second semester Introduction to English Renaissance Literature, the second module designed as a gateway to the more specialised options available in later years, extends the survey of pre-1800 English literary culture from the end of the Middle Ages through Renaissance humanism, covering authors such as Marlowe, More, Marvell and Milton. Introduction to Modernist Fiction surveys the early-20th-century literature that gave deﬁnition to ‘Modernism’ as a cultural movement, showing how writers such as Lawrence, Forster and Conrad reacted against their realist predecessors. Patterns of Language (another option for Single Honours students) aims to introduce students to the central properties of language through an exploration of sounds and grammatical structures of English.
Second-year modules Medieval English: The Worldly explores a range of texts, including works by Chaucer and Langland and other satiric and prophetic literature. Introduction to Medieval Literature (joint students only) is the module oﬀered previously in Single Honours, designed as a gateway to our more specialised medieval options. Elizabethan Literature concentrates on the Elizabethan Renaissance in the ﬁnal two decades of the 16th century, though some earlier writers are also studied. Jacobean Drama examines six non-Shakespearean plays (by authors such as Jonson, Middleton, Webster and Ford) with close attention to their historical and political context and to questions of dramatic form and theatrical eﬀect.
The Age of Sensibility (1740–1789) surveys a period often seen as ‘transitional’, when Enlightenment certainties gave way to ‘romantick’ and ‘sentimental’ fashions, and a new spirit of questioning fostered the realistic novel. Romantic Poets from Blake to Keats surveys the six great Romantic poets writing between 1790 and 1830, when the main vehicle for radical political and philosophical ideas was poetry. The Novel from Austen to Hardy parallels The Age of Sensibility in its historical span but focuses on the major novelists of the period to examine issues arising from the broadening scope of the genre through recurrent themes such as women, courtship and marriage, money, class and criminality. The Other Victorians explores the ‘darker’ or ‘alternative’ aspects of 19th-century literature: genres such as the Gothic, detective ﬁction and horror story; authors from Mary Shelley and Browning to Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. The First World War in Literature examines the writings of both combatants and non-combatants during the war, and its subsequent literary representations, to explore ‘lost voices’, poetic canons and images of homecoming, shellshock and memories of war in drama, poetry and narrative. The Irish Literary Revival introduces a broad range of writing associated with the Revival and its aftermath, from the poetry and drama of Yeats and Synge to the ﬁction of Joyce, Beckett, Elizabeth Bowen and Flann O’Brien. Contemporary Poetry explores recent verse from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the context of debates about contemporary culture. Crossing Cultures: Literature and Film in Postcolonial Britain foregrounds key debates and theories – including ‘The Empire Writes Back’, Alternative Histories, Ethnicity and Indigenity, and Trans-Cultural Experiences – in sample texts from both British-based and other regional writers. African Literature in English surveys the writing of those parts of the continent where English has become established as a literary medium: West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana), East Africa (Kenya and Uganda) and Southern Africa (Zimbabwe and South Africa). Classics of British Children’s Literature focuses on the canon of children’s ﬁction from Alice in Wonderland to the Harry Potter series, and evaluates the distinctive features of these popular works. European Detective Fiction examines a number of texts and includes a comparison between the assumptions and commonplaces of the European and Anglo-Saxon literary traditions. Sociolinguistics focuses on English-speaking communities to introduce topics from multilingualism and language policy, through analysis of language variation and change in relation to class, gender, style and geography, to methods in sociolinguistic research. The Sexual/Textual Politics of Women’s Writing, 1790–1890 is a year-long module which examines the relationship between political feminism and women’s writing from the late 18th century to the end of the Victorian period, considering questions of gender, identity and subversion in the Gothic novel, the novel of sentiment, the realist social-protest novel, sensation ﬁction, epic poetry and the short story.
Beowulf and Old English Poetry is an optional module which oﬀers students an introduction to Anglo-Saxon poetry, culture and language, including study of Beowulf.
Gothic explores how the genre of Gothic writing mutated between the 18th and the early 20th century. Texts covered include Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles.
From the Women’s Liberation Movement to ThirdWave Feminism examines the impact of Second- and Third-Wave feminism from the 1970s onwards. Lectures focus on the major trends in feminist theory and literary criticism; set texts include novels by Margaret Drabble, Angela Carter, Pat Barker and Jeanette Winterson.
Shakespeare, a 20-credit module across two semesters, enables study of a wide selection of plays from every phase of Shakespeare’s career, with attention both to the original historical and theatrical contexts and to modern critical developments, performances and adaptations.
Final-year modules Medieval English: The Godly explores the religious life of medieval England through a range of mystery and morality plays as well as other religious writings. Recent Australian Writing and Film focuses on developments from the foundation of the ‘national legend’ in the 1890s to the emergence of contemporary, pluralist Australia. Medieval English: The Courtly introduces students to the literature of King Arthur’s court as Arthurian legend. The ‘Profession’ of Writing in England: Spenser to Milton explores how English writers in the 16th and 17th centuries attempted to deﬁne and reinforce the role of the ‘author’ in relation to writers and works from both the classical and modern European traditions. Writing the Revolution investigates the literature of the English Civil War and its immediate aftermath to the beginnings of the 1688 Revolution: key authors include Bunyan, Milton and Marvell. The 1890s investigates selected novels and other prose writings of the decade in relation to three interconnected themes within late-Victorian ideology: the rise of feminism and socialism, consolidation of the discourse of homosexuality, and imperial decline. Samuel Beckett reﬂects on the extraordinary range of Beckett’s work in criticism, poetry, drama and ﬁction over a period of six decades, with contextualising reference to contemporaries such as Yeats and Joyce. Philip Larkin explores the chronological and generic range of Larkin’s writing in both verse and prose and examines the critical and theoretical debates that his work continues to excite. Crime Fiction: Reading the Body, Reading the Signs investigates the historical development and theory of crime ﬁction, ranging from writers such as Wilkie Collins and Edgar Allan Poe to Ruth Rendell and Sara Paretsky.
68: Cultural Revolution and the Sixties investigates the explosive cultural mix of Britain in the late 1960s, focusing on the ‘moment’ of 68, and covering ﬁction, poetry, drama, visual art, music and ﬁlms. Autobiography introduces the analysis of autobiography in both print culture and online. It makes use of resources in the archives of the library. Dissertation: an opportunity to persuade a member of staﬀ to share your enthusiasm and supervise your research towards an extended essay on a literary or linguistic topic of your choice. Apocalytic Visions examines the nature and function of religious belief in the medieval and the modern world, focusing on death, the devil and the apocalypse. Modern Women’s Writing examines important literary texts (in translation and with reference to American and British feminist criticism where appropriate) to explore the distinctiveness of European feminist approaches to the situation of women in diﬀerent cultures. Contemporary Fiction introduces you to a selection of signiﬁcant and representative novels published in English since the 1960s. Authors include John Fowles, Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Margaret Atwood. Suﬀragettes and Citizens: Writing for the Vote, 1894– 1928 examines representations of independent women from the New Woman of the 1890s to the suﬀragette and the citizen in a range of writings, including women’s suﬀrage drama. D H Lawrence provides an exciting opportunity to explore the novels, short stories and poetry of this seminal Modernist author in his critical context. Postcolonial Women’s Writing draws on postcolonial and feminist theory to explore the representation of female identities in and from a variety of cultural backgrounds (African-American, Bengali, British, Chinese-American, Indian and Pakistani, Moroccan, New Zealand) across a number of genres: the novel, the short story, drama, autobiography and ﬁlm.
Cyborgs, Clones and Other Animals: Science in Fiction investigates science ﬁction and science in ﬁction, focusing on novels which reassess the idea of human nature in the era of the cyborg and the clone. Voyage Out: Writing Travel provides a dynamic approach to issues of empire, race, gender, history and politics. It interrogates the act of travel, and its inscription within diverse literary forms, as modes of encounter between cultures. It deals primarily with 20th- and 21st-century texts but is attentive to earlier discourses. Between the Acts: Literature of the Thirties investigates the literature of the interwar period, the rise of realism and the literary landscape of the Auden generation. Authors studied include Winifred Holtby, George Orwell, Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene. Thomas Hardy in Context is a year-long module which examines the novels, short stories and poetry of Thomas Hardy in the context of larger cultural and social movements of his time, including the themes of class, gender politics, desire and loss, and the visual arts of the period. Rebels, Rakes and Partisans explores the satirical, socio-political literature and culture of the period 1660–1750. Texts include works by Pepys, Defoe, Swift, Pope and the Hull poet Andrew Marvell. You also have the opportunity to take a range of American literary and cultural modules, such as F Scott Fitzgerald and Edith Wharton; Televisual Narrative; Freedom Dreams; Modern American Women’s Writing; and American Literary Modernism.
‘I was drawn to studying English at Hull because of the ﬂexibility that the course oﬀers. I love being able to choose the modules that I am most interested in; this allows me to specialise in one area or study an eclectic mix of subjects. ‘The tutors are experts in their respective ﬁelds, and their enthusiasm for their subjects is inspiring. The English Department is also very supportive; teaching staﬀ oﬀer advice and assistance while the students oﬀer social support. Students can choose to get as involved with the department as they wish, from attending informal poetry readings to volunteering on the Staﬀ–Student Committee as I have done for the past two years. ‘I have found studying at Hull both challenging and rewarding, and I think choosing to study here was one of the best decisions I will ever make.’ Victoria Bentley BA English
Creative writing at Hull
Creative writing at Hull is taught by a lively team of experienced tutors who are also successful poets and novelists in their own right.
Writing the Self and Others helps you to start writing creatively from your own experience, while also learning how to objectify and shape it for an audience.
You study examples of the best in contemporary writing as a starting point for original work as well as learning practical skills such as editing and drafting your work. You participate in regular workshops at which your work will be critically discussed by the group; you develop expertise across a range of writing practices including poetry, short stories, essays, character development and dialogue; and in your ﬁnal year you have the opportunity to specialise in either poetry or prose. Whether or not you go on to write a bestselling novel or the screenplay of an Oscar-winning ﬁlm, you will certainly leave Hull with a range of writing and communication skills that will be useful for the rest of your life.
Creative Reading / Creative Writing helps you to become a better writer and a more attentive reader by developing your appreciation of style, forms and technique through example and practice.
Year 1: tools and foundation You study Creative Writing Skills, a module designed to develop your writing across a range of genres and to encourage reﬂection on what makes accurate and eﬀective writing. You begin with simple exercises which develop your critical thinking about such areas as genre and register, and you ﬁnish by writing short stories, dialogues and character pieces.
Year 2: range and exploration In Year 2, you have the opportunity to apply the skills and practices learnt in Year 1 across a range of genres. Modules such as The Short Story and Writing Myth, Writing Change enable you to explore a particular genre or set of themes in depth.
Year 3: focus and specialisation In Year 3, you have the opportunity to concentrate on your preferred genre by taking either the Prose Portfolio or the Poetry Portfolio. Other choices include Story Structures, which introduces students to the seven basic plots used in ﬁction, or Experimental Writing, which gives you the opportunity to study and write in the parallel tradition of avant-garde literature.
First-year modules Creative Writing Skills encourages participants to develop and reﬂect critically on their creative writing (and improve the style and accuracy of their writing more generally) in a supportive workshop environment.
Second-year modules The Short Story is a creative writing module in which you read exemplar stories and learn how to craft and revise short ﬁction of your own. Writing Myth, Writing Change explores a broad range of poetry and prose themed around transition and transformation, with a special focus on love, loss, childhood and myth. Writing the Environment explores writing about both urban and rural environments, including the city of Hull. The Modern Comic Novel introduces you to a range of novels by authors such as Evelyn Waugh, Kingsley and Martin Amis, Philip Roth and Beryl Bainbridge. Writing Poetry aims to improve your skill in both reading and writing poetry. Examples taken from 20thcentury and contemporary poems lead into discussion of techniques and form, such as poetic diction, voice, persona and rhythm. Writing Character is a year-long module which views plot as the product of a character’s development, growing self-knowledge or interaction with others.
Final-year modules Poetry Portfolio encourages you to experiment with verse forms and techniques and read widely in modern poetry as you build up your own portfolio of poems. Prose Portfolio is for students specialising in prose writing. You will assemble a portfolio of your own work as you learn about developments and techniques in contemporary storytelling. Story Structures introduces you to the seven basic plot structures consistently used in longer works of ﬁction. By learning from models and examples, you are encouraged to reﬂect critically on published work, integrating creative writing and critical reading skills. Experimental Writing introduces you to the theory and practice of experimental writing after 1950.
Beyond the classroom
If you want to become more involved in the life of the department, the University and the city, there are any number of things you can do.
Around the campus • Come to the lively readings and interviews run by the Larkin Centre for Creative Writing and Poetry, which is based in the English Department. Recent speakers include the novelist Edna O’Brien, the 2009 Man Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel and the screenwriter Christopher Hampton. • Join the English Staﬀ–Student Committee, a group of English department staﬀ and elected students from each year of the course (including Joint Honours) who meet twice each semester to review the day-to-day working of the English modules and raise any points of concern. • Help run the English and Creative Writing Society, organised wholly by English students for English students – to discuss literature, see ﬁlms together or just party! • Write for the University magazine, Hullﬁre – particularly useful for English students considering a career in journalism: write about topical issues or review books, ﬁlms, concerts and the latest CDs. • Run the student radio station, or at least be one of the regular hosts on JAM (Just About Music) 1575. Full training is given to would-be presenters, whose remit is to talk and play music through day or evening programmes. (Good experience if you’re considering a career in the media.) • Go on the stage – at our own theatre on campus, the Donald Roy Theatre at the Gulbenkian Centre, or with the Drama Society – in one of the shows produced throughout the year. • Engage with the cultural activities on campus, by attending the annual series of lectures on art history or the six chamber music concerts by visiting musicians, by joining the University orchestra or choir, by getting to know the University’s Art Collection (and visiting exhibitions) or by joining some of the many clubs and societies in the union.
Involve yourself in the annual Hull or Beverley literature festivals, when famous writers converge on the region to give readings, hold workshops and meet people informally.
Around the region • Try the local theatres – either the New Theatre, where Charles Dickens gave some of his famous readings and where you can see traditional plays, opera and ballet, or Hull Truck Theatre, home of John Godber among others, where a more informal style of drama and music predominates. • Become a Hull poet, and follow in the footsteps of Andrew Marvell, who was MP for Hull in Oliver Cromwell’s Parliament; Philip Larkin, who was the University’s librarian; Tom Paulin, who was a student here; or Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate and Larkin’s biographer, who lectured at Hull. Four of our current staﬀ are published poets, while the Philip Larkin Society meets regularly on campus for talks by distinguished visitors. • Learn to be a ﬁlm buﬀ, from the ﬁlms shown on campus, in Hull’s multiplex cinemas, and in the city’s own arts cinema (Hull Screen), which features the more serious or unusual ﬁlms not on release elsewhere. There is an active Film Society screening a wide range of ﬁlms regularly on campus. • Involve yourself in the Hull or Beverley literature festivals, held every year, when famous writers converge on the region to give readings, hold workshops and meet people informally. Events are held in libraries, pubs, theatres and schools to make cultural events accessible to everyone.
English at the Scarborough Campus Choosing English at the Scarborough Campus ensures both a stimulating learning experience and a diverse and fascinating environment in which to study. Whether it’s to explore language, or to read Larkin, Sterne, the Brontës and Stoker, you can develop your interest in a region rich in the history of English. Set on the edge of the North York Moors amid some of Britain’s most beautiful coastal scenery, Scarborough combines the warmth of a compact campus with the attractions of a historic seaside town. From county cricket to medieval castles, from second-hand bookshops to surﬁng and from the latest in national theatre to the vibrant club and live-music scene, Scarborough oﬀers culture and recreation to suit all tastes. Renowned for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere, the English subject area prides itself on the consistently high standards that its students achieve. We encourage you to combine an enthusiasm for language, literature and culture with the rigour of critical and theoretical study. We value personal contact with students, which is ensured through small-group teaching and one-to-one tuition. General information about accommodation, sports facilities and the students’ union at the Scarborough Campus can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus. If you have further questions, please contact the Admissions Tutor for English, Dr Anna Fitzer (a.ﬁtzer@hull.ac.uk), who will be happy to help with enquiries.
BA English Language and Literature This course enables you to explore the variety and history of English, looking at ways in which language has the capacity to divide and to bring together communities and peoples. How does language work? How do we acquire language? Do women and men communicate diﬀerently? Does accent matter? In answering these questions you collect data, analyse text and reﬂect on personal and collective experience. Examining the broad relationship between language and politics, you consider media and advertising, and investigate issues relating to language, censorship and propaganda. Through an exploration of literary texts from the Renaissance to the present, and of journalism, ﬁlm, television and digital media, you reﬂect on the potential of language to shape our interpretation of history, culture and society.
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Language, Literature and Theory The Story of English Language Acquisition and Development Literature and Culture in the 19th Century Introduction to Poetry or Passport Language or free elective
We encourage you to combine an enthusiasm for language, literature and culture with the rigour of critical and theoretical study.
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Language, Power, and Society Language, Journalism and Media Romanticism Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Modernism to Postmodernism and/or Film and the Moving Image and/or Passport Language and/or free elective
• Dissertation • Language Teaching and Learning or 20th-Century Poetry • Language, Literature and the Law or World Literature: Writing on Europe • Literature and Culture in the Long 18th Century and/or Literature and Culture in the 17th Century and/or free elective
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Dissertation Literature and Culture in the Long 18th Century Literature and Culture in the 17th Century 20th-Century Poetry World Literature: Writing on Europe or Globalisation, Culture and Society • Free elective
BA English with Educational Studies BA English Literature and Culture This course will have you thinking and talking about everything from Paradise Lost to popular culture and from Austen to the cultural signiﬁcance of the vampire. How do the kinds of stories that we tell about ourselves and others shape our understanding? What are the implications of globalisation and the digital revolution? In answering these questions you encounter literature from the Renaissance to the contemporary, alongside modules examining ﬁlm narrative, critical theory and myth. Reading bawdy Restoration drama and epic poetry, you also explore sex and satire in the 18th century, travel and life writing, and the history of the novel up to the present day. In addressing the literary and cultural past and present, you deepen your understanding of the world in all its complexity. In addition, the Free Elective Scheme allows you to further broaden your studies by choosing modules from such diverse areas as children’s literature, European Passport languages and dive training.
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Language, Literature and Theory Literature and Culture in the 19th Century Introduction to Poetry Communication in the Information Age Introduction to Popular Culture Free elective
Year 2 • Romanticism • Modernism to Postmodernism • Shakespeare and His Contemporaries or The Impact of the Image • Restoration and 18th-Century Drama • Political, Cultural and Social Change in Post-War Britain • Film and the Moving Image or free elective
While English is your major subject of study, the programme in educational studies helps you to understand the theories, values, policies and practices which underpin approaches to ‘education for all’. Its professional focus gives you skills which are highly relevant to the needs of employers. You explore such issues as the relationship between society and learning, new technologies and the transmission of information, and lifelong learning.
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Language, Literature and Theory Lifelong Human Development and Learning Introduction to Poetry Literature and Culture in the 19th Century Learning in a Social and Cultural Context Free elective
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Restoration and 18th-Century Drama Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Romanticism Modernism to Postmodernism Psychology of Learning Social Policy and Learning
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Dissertation World Literature: Writing on Europe Literature and Culture in the Long 18th Century 20th-Century Poetry Educational Studies Work Placement
BA English with Theatre and Performance
BA Theatre and English
While English is your major subject of study, the programme in theatre and performance enables you to develop skills across a range of activities which may include performing, directing, exploring multimedia, installation work, and collaboration with dancers, electronic composers and digital artists.
It is also possible to study Theatre and English, a course that enables you to divide your time equally between the two subjects. Please contact the admissions tutor, Dr Anna Fitzer, for further details.
Year 1 • • • • •
Language, Literature and Theory Literature and Culture in the 19th Century Production Skills Performance and Documentation Introduction to Poetry or Performance Practice or free elective
Year 2 • • • •
Romanticism Restoration and 18th-Century Drama Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Culture, Politics and Performance or Contemporary Theatre Production • Modernism to Postmodernism or Acting to Performance or Performance and Creative Technologies Collaboration I or Applied and Interactive Theatre I
Teaching and assessment Teaching ranges from formal lectures and informal seminar discussions to group work and – where applicable – practical workshops and performance. This is supplemented by occasional theatre visits, video presentations, guest lectures by visiting speakers and visits to relevant historical sites. Seminar groups consist of approximately 10 students, and you also spend time reading and researching independently – bringing your own ideas and questions to seminars for group discussion. Assessment for a typical module will consist of one 2,500-word essay and a two-hour examination, though some modules (such as the ﬁnal-year Dissertation) are assessed by 100% coursework. Presentations, module ﬁles and group projects also enable you to develop study and communication skills. In previous years, approximately two-thirds of our students have graduated with upper second class Honours or better.
Year 3 • Dissertation • 20th-Century Poetry or Performance and Creative Technologies Collaboration II or Applied and Interactive Theatre II • Live Artsworks or Autobiography and Performance or World Literature: Writing on Europe • Literature, Culture and Society in the Long 18th Century • Literature and Culture in the 17th Century
English First-year modules Introduction to Poetry: From Chaucer to contemporary poetry, you engage with forms as diverse as the haiku, the sonnet, the ballad and the epic. How do poets write about love, grief, politics and religion? What kinds of relationships exist between poetry and ﬁlm, or poetry and music? You are encouraged to explore such questions in both critical and creative ways. The Story of English explores the diverse origins of the English language and its evolution in response to social, cultural and technological changes. You examine the development of this dynamic global language, and further reﬂect on the variety of its present and its future. Language Acquisition and Development explores the debates and theories surrounding language learning. Is there a language gene? How do children develop increasingly sophisticated language skills? What is the relationship between learning a ﬁrst and learning a second language? In studying this module you will engage with questions fundamental to the deﬁnition of our humanity. Literature and Culture in the 19th Century: From the nightmare of Dickens’s labyrinthine London to the sexual and cultural anxieties of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, you engage with a range of writing that responds in radically diﬀerent ways to the revolutionary ideas and cultural upheavals of the 19th century. Introduction to Popular Culture explores music, video, popular literature and television in relation to the cultures that produce them. Language, Literature and Theory introduces some of the theoretical knowledge necessary to your studies, paying particular attention to feminist linguistics and postcolonial discourse. We focus on the ways in which contemporary novelists and ﬁlm-makers revisit texts of earlier periods to engage with constructions and inversions of class, gender and empire. Communication in the Information Age considers how communication on a personal and cultural scale is changing in the context of the current digital revolution, examining how the internet and other digital media are shifting the ways in which we access and relate to literature and culture. Passport French 2 and Passport Spanish 1 and 2 operate as part of the University’s language programme. They are designed for students who wish to learn a new language and be introduced to a new culture and way of life.
Second-year modules Language, Power and Society explores the ways in which language shapes, and is shaped by, society. How does language vary in terms of gender and class? In what ways can language be discriminatory? What are the issues surrounding the diﬀerences between regional dialect and Standard English? In studying such areas you will be asking, and answering, important questions about language and status, and about the explicit and implicit power of language to inform, inﬂuence and persuade.
Romanticism analyses the poetry and prose of the late 18th and early 19th century in the context of Romantic political and artistic values. Framed by the French, American and Industrial Revolutions, the content of this module explores the relationship between social radicalism and literary culture. Modernism to Postmodernism explores some of the most exciting and important narratives in ﬁction and drama from the early 20th century to the present. Examining writers such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, J M Synge, Salman Rushdie, Angela Carter and Julian Barnes, this module engages with the experimental, radical and often playful texts that have changed the way we think about literature. Language, Journalism and Media: How is language manipulated and exploited to shape our understanding of the world? How has the way in which the media communicates changed over time? This module examines the persuasive power and inﬂuence of language in print, broadcast and digital media. Restoration and 18th-Century Drama focuses on some of the most exciting comedies of the late 17th century – including works by Etherege, Wycherley, Behn and Congreve – and traces the development of the genre in the 18th century, with reference to writers such as Gay, Goldsmith and Sheridan. Shakespeare and His Contemporaries focuses on the diversity of Shakespeare’s writing from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Hamlet. How does Shakespeare dramatise love and madness; metamorphosis and magic; revenge and reconciliation? While answering these questions you will further examine the work of playwrights and poets contemporary with Shakespeare, from Christopher Marlowe’s irreverent Dr Faustus to the biting satire of Ben Jonson. Film and the Moving Image considers ﬁlm narrative across a range of genres and periods. Recent topics have included ﬁlm and literary adaptations, representations of war on ﬁlm, Quentin Tarantino and postmodernism. Political, Cultural and Social Change in Post-War Britain examines the contradiction and excitement of a period that was instrumental in forming the shape and conditions of contemporary British culture and society.
Third-year modules The Dissertation oﬀers the opportunity to spend a year pursuing independent research into an area of your own choosing. You may wish to concentrate on literary studies or language studies. Alternatively, you can combine the two areas, or work in other interdisciplinary and innovative ways. A highly popular element of the degree, the Dissertation is equivalent to two taught modules. Recent areas of study have included ‘memorialisation’ and the literature of World War One, Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Lawrence of Arabia, and ‘monstrosity’ in ﬁn de siècle literature. The study culminates in the production of a supervised dissertation of 12,000 words. Language, Literature and the Law explores the seditious, immoral, explicit and oﬀensive potential of language through a consideration of literary scandal and censorship. This module traces literature’s engagement with sexual, political and religious controversy from the 18th century to the present, and examines the compliance and deﬁance of authorship in relation to authority. Literature and Culture in the 17th Century: From Milton’s epic rendering of the Fall of Man in Paradise Lost – set against the background of the English Civil War – to the sexual and religious sensibilities of metaphysical poetry, the 17th century is illuminated as a period in which many of the political and philosophical ideas of modern times take recognisable shape. Literature and Culture in the Long 18th Century explores the diversity of 18th-century writing. You examine the development of the novelistic form, focusing on criminal narratives, novels of sexual intrigue, travel writing and social and political satire, in the historical and social contexts of the period. Language Teaching and Learning: What makes a good language teacher? How can a student best learn a new language? This module reﬂects on the theory and practice of learning and teaching a new language, exploring a variety of methods and styles. 20th-Century Poetry examines poetry from the last century to the present. You study lyric and elegiac poetry from Thomas Hardy to Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, consider poetic modernism and its aftermath, and reﬂect on some important contemporary relationships between poetry and politics.
World Literature: Writing on Europe engages with aspects of the broader European traditions of literature in translation. Concentrating in particular on realism and existentialism in ﬁction and drama, you engage with writers such as Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Ibsen, Sartre and Houellebecq. Globalisation, Culture and Society considers some of the most fundamental questions about international and interpersonal power relations, conﬂicting ideologies and ﬁnancial imperatives that shape the international cultural landscape.
Educational studies First-year modules Learning in a Social and Cultural Context introduces the social and cultural inﬂuences on lifelong learning and hence the possible barriers to people’s achievement of their true potential. Lifelong Human Development and Learning explores debates on human learning in relation to development and environment. The module introduces the concept of learning and development as a lifelong process.
Second-year modules Psychology of Learning gives you a broad understanding of the psychological theories which attempt to explain how we learn. There is also the opportunity for you to look at the use of psychological theory in professional contexts. Social Policy and Learning examines social policy in diﬀerent historical contexts and its eﬀect on learning. You analyse current policy and reﬂect on its eﬀectiveness in providing lifelong learning for all members of society.
Third-year modules Work Placement enables you to demonstrate your deepening skills of reﬂection on lifelong learning by making explicit links between theory and professional practice introduced earlier in the course. You have the opportunity to observe and actively participate in a workplace setting associated with lifelong learning, thus gaining skills, experience and contacts which are valuable when seeking employment.
Theatre and performance First-year modules Performance Practice involves ensemble and solo explorations of a range of texts for performance, enabling you to develop informed awareness of diﬀerent approaches to performance.
Second-year modules Culture, Politics and Performance develops a range of skills which enhance your ability to observe, document and analyse a rich variety of performance. We review diﬀerence in the reading of performance across a range of cultural actions and explore territorial boundaries between disciplines.
Third-year modules Live Artsworks provides the opportunity to engage with the process of making performance and explore cuttingedge artistic practices under the guidance of an artist in residence, especially commissioned to produce ensemble work of professional level. This is only a selection of theatre and performance modules, and other choices are available biannually.
After your degree Graduate employment The career opportunities opened up by our degrees are as diverse and exciting as the courses of study. The skills that these develop give you the ability to analyse, research and communicate at a very high level. Moreover • graduates looking for satisfying work have always been and will continue to be at a very considerable advantage over non-graduates • Hull has long featured among the UK’s top 10 universities for the employability of its graduates, and the University’s Careers Service has been notably successful in helping our students ﬁnd fulﬁlling jobs • many opportunities for graduates are completely ‘open’ ones: what you study is only as important as how your practical, social and intellectual skills develop, so the training provided by your degree is vitally complemented by your involvement in the University’s non-academic activities Our English graduates have proved to be extremely adaptable to the variety of opportunities open to them. Some go on to the traditional kinds of employment associated with arts students – journalism, teacher training and the public services, for example – but many begin careers in the professions, commerce and industry. Others choose to continue their studies as postgraduates – so you may be interested in these outlines of what we oﬀer at MA, MPhil and PhD levels.
Taught Masters degrees Our seven Masters courses are based on the research interests of staﬀ and supported by unusually extensive source material acquired over many years. Each is assessed by a combination of written assignments and a dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with the tutor who supervises that work. All our MA courses are available both full- and part-time. MA English Literature (Taught) allows you to build your course from a range of modules across the department. You take two Research Skills training modules and write a dissertation on a subject of your choice. MA English Literature (by Research) provides research skills training and taught module options, but you mainly focus on a more substantial dissertation which you design and write, supported by individual supervision throughout the year. MA Medieval to Early Modern Literature allows you to develop pathways in medieval, Renaissance and early modern studies and provides an introduction to the multi-disciplinary and theoretical debates which have enlivened this area in recent years.
MA Modern and Contemporary Literature gives direct experience of the research methods and problems associated with the study of contemporary literature. The initial taught modules introduce a range of topics. Subsequent supervised and guided research experience is provided by modules organised around a dissertation in the area and topic of your choice. Being aware that the texts and issues which make up ‘the contemporary’ are in a state of continual ﬂux and change, we study a diverse range of genres, media and themes. MA Nineteenth-Century Studies focuses on areas where there has been a recent upsurge of research activity, such as family studies, pre-Raphaelitism and photography, sex and gender, and sensationalism. It also makes full use of our own library resources, which include complete runs of Victorian periodicals. One module makes speciﬁc use of the materials in the library’s archives on human and animal rights issues. Students on this course are also fully trained in research methods. MA Women, Gender and Literature is our longestestablished MA course and is unusual in being a single-discipline postgraduate course in women’s studies. It oﬀers a wide choice of taught modules and a dissertation, supplemented by full training in research methods, valuable for those wishing to continue to research degrees and as transferable skills. MA Creative Writing: Poetry or Prose Fiction gives graduates the opportunity to work closely with our team of published creative writers on a range of genres. Aimed at those who seriously want to develop as writers, it includes modules such as The Writer’s Practice, Writing Now, and Plot: Forms and Archetypes. Students also attend readings by visiting poets and novelists.
Higher degrees by research We always have a large group of full- and part-time students working for MPhil and PhD degrees by thesis only. Some of these, as well as some MA students, are in receipt of Arts and Humanities Research Council (or other) awards, while the University oﬀers a number of its own awards. Applications for the latter should be addressed to the Exchange and Scholarships Oﬃce, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX. A pamphlet with more detailed information on our MA, MPhil and PhD work is available from Kay Nock at the address on the inner front cover of this pamphlet.
Admissions Hull Campus The typical entry requirement for those taking three full A levels is an A in English plus AB or BB in your two other subjects. However, alternative qualiﬁcations or AS level programmes may be (and are) made the basis of conditional oﬀers. We also accept all the possible combinations of English Literature and/or Language at A level, though you may ﬁnd that the best preparation for the course is English Literature. We are happy to include General Studies as one of your grades. We are also delighted to receive applications from people with other or ‘equivalent’ qualiﬁcations, particularly mature people, who may have few formal qualiﬁcations of any kind, and from EU or ‘overseas’ students. In recent years, nationals of America, Germany, Hong Kong, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Singapore have taken their BA in English at Hull.
Applicant days Primarily for Single Honours applicants. Parents and friends are very welcome to join the opening and closing sessions. We see more of you for a longer period of time than is practical in an interview system; you see more of us, our students, the campus and our accommodation.
Open days Three University-wide open days are held annually on the Hull Campus, in July, October and March.
Visits Joint degree applicants are usually invited to Hull by the other department, so they also visit us at the same time. Although our applicant days are predominantly for prospective Single Honours students, we can invite to them no more than 300 people in any year, so don’t be too discouraged if you are not included. (The pressure of numbers sometimes compels us to close the list. Be sure that your application will be no less seriously considered.)
Nevertheless, we think it important that you visit any institution in which you might spend three years. So, whether a Single or Joint Honours applicant, if you have not been able to see and talk with people in the department before you have to make your ﬁnal choice, we strongly recommend that you write to Kay Nock (at the address on the inner front cover) to arrange a suitable day and time.
Scarborough Campus There are a number of entry routes. Our standard oﬀer for entry to the three-year degree courses is 180–240 points on the UCAS tariﬀ, with a minimum of two A level passes. We take into account points gained at AS and A level, and any points gained through Key Skills achievements. These are guidelines only, and other criteria such as interview performance, if relevant, will be taken into consideration. Other entry routes include, but are not restricted to, Access courses and the International Baccalaureate. Please contact Dr Anna Fitzer (see the inner front cover) for further details.
Mature students Through experience, we know that some very good mature students may have been out of education for several years and therefore lack formal qualiﬁcations. We are keen to encourage students of any age to enter higher education, and entrance procedures for applicants without the usual qualiﬁcations may involve an interview. Please contact Dr Anna Fitzer for further details.
Open days We encourage all students to visit the Scarborough Campus, either at one of our regular open days throughout the year or by special arrangement. Open days oﬀer prospective students and parents the opportunity to look round the campus itself, meet current students and members of the students’ union, talk to members of staﬀ and take a guided tour of the town. For more information contact Student Services on 01723 357369.
Members of staﬀ: teaching and research interests Hull Campus Head of Department and Reader Katharine Cockin, BA, MA, PhD (Leicester) – women’s writing; 19th- and 20th-century literature
Bethan Jones, BA, MA, PGCE, PhD (Nottingham) – D H Lawrence, Margaret Atwood, Modernism, creative writing and music
James Booth, BA, BLitt (Oxford), PhD (Hull) – modern poetry, especially Larkin, and postcolonial literature
Ann Kaegi, BA, MA (Toronto), PhD (Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham) – English Renaissance literature; Shakespeare; Marlowe; early modern political and religious culture; rhetoric; historicism; modern drama
Janet Clare, BA (Leeds), MA, PhD (Birmingham) – Shakespeare; Renaissance literature; censorship; women’s writing of the 16th and 17th centuries
Simon Kerr, BA (Queen’s, Belfast), MA (Bath Spa) – novelist (as Chris Kerr): author of The Rainbow Singer (2002)
Martin Goodman, BA (Leeds), PhD (Lancaster) – creative writing, especially ﬁction and biography
Jason Lawrence, BA, DPhil (Oxford) – Italian inﬂuence on English literature; Renaissance writing
Ann Heilmann, DPhil (Tübingen) – ‘New Woman’ writing; 19th- and 20th-century literature
Kath McKay, BA (Queen’s, Belfast) – novelist and poet with a special interest in short stories
Carol Rumens – Visiting Professor of Creative Writing
Laura Rattray, BA (Birmingham), MA (UCL), PhD (Manchester) – late-19th- and early-20th-century American literature, especially Edith Wharton and Scott Fitzgerald
Valerie Sanders, MA (Cambridge), DPhil (Oxford) – Victorian literature and the family; life writing and autobiography
Senior Lecturers P Martin Arnold, BA, MA, PhD, PGCE (Leeds) – Old Norse–Icelandic language and literature; medieval European literature; 19th-century ﬁction; psychoanalytical and socio-anthropological theory as applied to literary texts David Kennedy, BA (Warwick), PhD (Sheﬃeld) – Poet and critic
Sabine Vanacker, Lic (Leuven), MA, PhD (Hull) – 19thand 20th-century literature; women’s writing; crime ﬁction Catherine Wynne, BA, MA (NUI), DPhil (Oxford) – 19thcentury British and Irish ﬁction; empire ﬁctions; (post)colonial literature theory; ﬁlm and ﬁlm theory; women’s writing in the 19th and 20th centuries; feminist theory
Veronica O’Mara, BA, MA (NUI), PhD (Leeds) – Middle English religious literature; female literacy Jane Thomas, BA, PhD (Hull) – 19th- and 20th-century literature, especially Thomas Hardy David Wheatley, BA, PhD (Trinity, Dublin) – Modern British and Irish poetry Bruce Woodcock, BA, PhD (Leicester) – contemporary literature; Shelley and Blake
Lecturers Lesley Coote, BA (UEA), DPhil (York) – Middle English; political prophecy in medieval English Cliﬀ Forshaw, BA (Warwick), MA (London), DPhil (Oxford) – creative writing; poetry; Renaissance literature Ray French, BA (Lancaster) – novelist and short story writer
Scarborough Campus Director of Studies for English and Lecturer Charles Mundye, BA (Warwick), DPhil (York) – 19thand 20th-century English and American literature; the interdisciplinary relationships between literature and music
Lecturers in English Kevin Corstorphine, MA (Dundee), MLitt (St Andrews), PhD (Dundee) – American literature; Gothic; ﬁlm and new media; representations of space and place Anna Fitzer, BA, PhD (Wales), Admissions Tutor – 17thand 18th-century literature, culture and aesthetics; the novels of sentiment and sensibility; literature of the Romantic period
English language specialists Andrew Cornforth BA, MA (Open University), DipTEFL, PGDE (York St John) – applied linguistics, discourse analysis, English for academic purposes Geoﬀ Gibson, BA (York), MSc (Aston), DipTEO (Manchester), FRSA – English language teaching in Africa, the Far East and Europe; English for academic purposes; English for business; second-language acquisition
Educational Studies Christine Trala, BS (Delaware, USA), MA (Columbia, NY, USA) Gary Wilkinson, BA (Lancaster), PGCE (MMU), Programme Leader
Theatre and Performance Aristita Albacan, BA Letters, BA Directing (BabesBolyai, Cluj, Romania), PhD (Munich, Germany) – intermediality and spectatorship in contemporary performance; performance creation and new media; directing and devising; applied theatre and the Québécois théâtre du recherché Christophe Alix, DEUG, Licence – BA, MA (Montpellier, France), PhD (Aston) – 20th-century directing; actor training; surrealist theatre; performance and new technologies Maria Chatzichristodoulou, BA (Patras, Greece) – cultural practitioner (curator, producer, performer) and theorist Andrew Head, BA (Leicester), MA (Leeds) – British political theatre; early Soviet drama and performance; Samuel Beckett Duncan Holt, MA (City University, London, for Laban), Diploma in Chiropractic, Fellow of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association – live/video dance theatre performance
Free Elective Scheme Studying for a degree at the University of Hull is a unique experience. We aim to provide you with an education that oﬀers both depth and breadth of knowledge. To meet these ends the University has developed an optional Free Elective Scheme. This scheme enables the majority of undergraduate students to take one module a year from outside their main course of study.
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