We will consider the similarities between a wide range of primary texts but we will also be keen to observe and analyse differences. What kind of teacher questions and responses promote greater learning opportunities? Students on will discover the major critical concepts and debates of recent years and assess their strengths and limitations as models of literary interpretation. Short Fiction: Genre and Practice Course Outline: The aims of this course are to provide an opportunity for second year students to develop a knowledge of the short story form, and to develop their experience of writing the form. The course should be considered to have a cumulative effect, in that the books discussed early on may be drawn upon in later weeks to illustrate different aspects of writing. This means that we will be investigating questions such as: Is perceiving speech different from perceiving music or other sounds?
This includes: strategies for planning and structuring, choosing point of view and tense, developing plot, addressing theme and characterisation, experimenting with form and considering an ending. The journal will form the basis of the reflective element of your final portfolio. It will cover topics including identifying and accessing relevant literature; formulating answerable research questions; working with data; and ethics and responsibilities in research. Perception and the Arts This module explores the relationships between the arts and how we see and hear. The aim of the course is to develop a closely edited creative and peer-critiqued body of work that displays your own form of expression alongside skills and insights developed through the course. You do not need to have any special computer skills — only an interest in the opportunities afforded to writers by new media forms.
We are one of the two longest-established departments in the UK teaching creative writing, and are currently ranked 3rd in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide In particular, it will look at corpus linguistics - a research specialism at Lancaster University - and its application to areas such as the description of English grammar.
Through this process, you will gain a deeper understanding of many important concepts such as structure, linguistic texture and resonance, point-of-view, form, pace, characterisation, the mediation of tone, and reader awareness.
Poetry: Genre and Practice Course Aims and Objectives: The emphasis in this module is on reading as well as writing poetry; it will also explore how our own experience translates into poetry and how poetry becomes an experience generated by language, memory, imagination and form. Optional 21st Century Theory: Literature, Culture, Criticism Course Outline: In 21st Century Theory, we will build upon the general introduction to critical and cultural theory given on ENGL by focusing on one specific theme in contemporary theory: biopolitics. Students will be encouraged to seek out new reading as a result of seminar discussion. Film at Lancaster is a stimulating and intellectually engaging course which provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films.
Year 2 Critical Reflections This course provides an introduction to critical theory in the arts and its application to aesthetics and art. Students will also give a reading from work in progress at our annual MA Showcase - previous events have been held in partnership with Lancaster LitFest and the Dukes theatre. All levels of language will be covered, from phonetics and phonology, via changes in the lexicon and word meaning to grammar and pragmatics. The course's programme of lectures will begin with a detailed introduction to the method before moving on, later in the term, to discuss the applications and implications of the method. Through the analysis of a range of examples, you will become familiar with the key formal and semantic conventions of cinema.
Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages. Students are also expected to take increasing responsibility for the creative and conceptual direction of their work. The course will offer students the opportunity to develop their oral and written communication skills, enhance awareness of their approach to the creative process, and enhance their skills in the critical analysis of texts. We will consider the similarities between a wide range of primary texts but we will also be keen to observe and analyse differences. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing.
The aim of the course is to develop a closely edited creative and peer-critiqued body of work that displays your own form of expression alongside skills and insights developed through the course. Do some kinds of interaction limit the potential for learning? In week two, students will receive a basic introduction to Wittgenstein's theory of language games, with each subsequent poet examined in the light of how they try to break the rules of the game. Following a general introduction on the nature and history of forensic linguistics, lectures will focus on the two main questions forensic linguists concern themselves with: what does a text say, and who is are its author s? Students begin the module by receiving a short three-week introduction to skills in movement and voice and then spend a further three weeks studying basic concepts and techniques in lighting and sound design or vice versa , before choosing to focus on one of those two areas for the remaining four weeks of the module. Students will study key texts that engage with different kinds of place and landscape — from fields and forests to rivers and urban edgelands — and explore their own emergent interests in place writing.
Assessment is through practical workshop and essay. The journal will form the basis of the reflective element of your final portfolio. Poetry: Genre and Practice Course Aims and Objectives: The emphasis in this module is on reading as well as writing poetry; it will also explore how our own experience translates into poetry and how poetry becomes an experience generated by language, memory, imagination and form. The year abroad counts fully towards your Lancaster degree. The first term provides you with an understanding of the formal and technical composition of films to allow you to undertake detailed analysis of films, from the level of close scrutiny of individual images, and their interrelation with the soundtrack, to the narrative assembly of shots and scenes.