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.


1 lecture, 1 seminar per week, plus individual study.


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

Information last changed: Thursday 17th of March 2016 :: 09:22:10 AM (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