Module/Course Description

Course Title: Cultural Representations: Class, Race and Gender

Course Code: UU-LIT-740-ZM

Programme: Master of Arts in English Language and Literature - ZM

Credits: 25.00

Course Description:

Background and Rationale

This module presents a history of post-war multicultural Britain through the lens of British film and television, considering how our attitudes to 'race', sexuality and British identity more generally have been defined, challenged and changed by film and
television. This will foreground the programmes and films themselves (for example Quatermass and the Pit, Love Thy Neighbour, If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them and EastEnders), but will require you to go beyond the image itself and to engage with the political and social developments of the period, making use of the changing cultural context, newspapers, political developments, production files and archives.

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
 the transformation of British life from 1945
 the relationship between majority and minority cultures in the UK
 different academic approaches to the study of post-war Britain
 evaluate different scholarly approaches to the study of post-war Britain
 show a critical understanding of the nature of minority-majority relations
 make connections between political, social, and cultural developments and the formation of identities
 integrate textual analysis with secondary research
 analyze primary and secondary sources in the framework of British history and culture, including the use of film and television as a source
 work confidently with library, archival and virtual sources as appropriate

Prerequisites: UU-Msc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-203-ZM, UU-LIT-710-ZM, UU-LIT-720-ZM, UU-LIT-730-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: -

Typical Module duration: 7.0


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