HM6102: Innovation & Taboo: Experimental and Transgressive Writing

HM6102: Innovation & Taboo: Experimental and Transgressive Writing

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Innovation & Taboo: Experimental and Transgressive Writing
Module Code HM6102
Module Tutor Martin Randall
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module will introduce the student to Experimental and Transgressive writing. The module will look at a number of issues surrounding literary innovation, taboo and non-mainstream culture. Students will explore a number of key theories surrounding the profane and will study a number of artistic texts that have dealt with subjects such as sex and gender, violence, drugs, horror and political subversion. The nodule will also engage with hybrid texts including digi-novels, bricolage, detournement, cut-ups and appropriated texts

Indicative Syllabus

·  Experimental Writing

· Taboo and Transgression

· Erotic Writing

· Violence and the Complexity of Representation

· Drugs and Creativity

· Appropriated and Found Texts

· Horror

· Digi-texts, e-books, hyper-link texts

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. synthesise knowledge and understanding of, and an ability to analyse and evaluate, a range of theories related to experimental and transgressive writing;
  2. appreciate the relationship between taboo and transgression;
  3. determine the creative relationship between theory and practice;
  4. experiment, explore taboo concepts and take creative risks;
  5. discuss the politics and poetics of the concept of transgression;
  6. articulate an understanding of how non-mainstream writing can potentially critique and subvert various cultural and political hegemonies.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 56
Independent Learning Hours: 244
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Assignment: Individual: 3000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Assignment: Individual: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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