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Fictions of Human Rights - ENG00009C

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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
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

  • to consider the historical, political, cultural and generic considerations shaping the representation of human rights and human rights violations in literature
  • to encourage students to relate philosophical, historiographical and political debates on human rights to the particularities of literary and other texts
  • to introduce students to a range of critical methods and approaches to literary genres and periods
  • to enable students to develop skills in close reading, writing 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

By the end of the module the student will be expected to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the concept of human rights
  • knowledge of critical vocabulary and concepts appropriate to a consideration of human rights in literature
  • an appreciation of the relationship between human rights 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

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