EGH321 : Dialect in Literature and Film

Convener(s): Dr Jane Hodson

 

General Information

This module will explore the way in which non-standard varieties of English are represented in literature and film, and how these representations have changed over time. We will explore a range of texts and films, investigating both how dialects are represented, and why writers and filmmakers choose to use these dialects in these ways. Authors studied will include Charles Dickens, Angela Carter and James Kelman. Films studied will include Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, Howards End, and The Full Monty.

Teaching

1 lecture, 1 seminar per week, plus individual study. There is a course book, Dialect in Film and Literature, from which you will read a chapter each week.

Assessment

The module will be assessed by a group work project (20%), an individual reflection on the group project (20%) and an independent research essay (60%).

Contact Details

0114 222 8471

j.hodson@sheffield.ac.uk


Information last changed: Wednesday 15th of March 2017 :: 10:25:45 PM (GMT)

Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course convener.

 

The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK