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Bodies & Minds - ENG00007C

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  • Department: English and Related Literature
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

  • to introduce students to key debates about the relationship between minds and bodies across a broad historical span
  • to encourage students to relate philosophical, historiographical, and theoretical debates on questions of embodiment and consciousness to the particularities of literary and other texts
  • to enable students to develop skills in close reading and argumentation in relation to a clearly defined thematic focus
  • to enable students to develop skills in group work and presentation in relation to a clearly defined thematic focus

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an awareness of how the relationship between minds and bodies has been conceptualised from the medieval through to the modern period.
  • Have developed an appropriate critical vocabulary to express ways of thinking about embodiment and consciousness.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the relationship between ontology and the literary imagination.


Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Team Presentation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Reassessment: 1500 word Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

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Indicative reading

The reading list will vary from year to year; selections may be drawn from classical Greek and Roman texts; Renaissance drama; early 18th-century poetry; 19th-century poetry and fiction; 20th-century poetry, drama and fiction. Key critical texts will include Mary Crane, Shakespeares Brain, Tim Ingold, Perceptions of the Environment, and extracts from the work of Merleau Ponty, Heidegger, and Husserl.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.