Manchester Metropolitan University

Literature & Film

Professional Development & Short Courses

Body

About the course

This short course introduces a range of recent critical, theoretical, and cultural engagements with the body and notions of embodiment, selfhood and identity.

Topics explored may include: biopolitics, biosociality, biocultures, consumption, embodiment, identity politics, personhood, posthuman, neurological turn, neoliberalism, Critical Medical Humanities, Queer, Crip, Gender and Postcolonial Studies.

Further details and course contacts

The next course will run at Manchester Met from January to March 2018 on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm.

This course is worth 30 Masters-level credits. The cost is £1,260 for Home/EU students and £2,175 for overseas students. To apply, download our application form. For further details, contact postgradenglish@mmu.ac.uk or +44 (0) 161 247 1787.


Space

Border Fictions- Nationhood and Contemporary US Culture

About the course

This short course introduces students to a range of literary, cinematic and theoretical constructions of space, place, nation and the world in contemporary culture.

Drawing upon key theoretical and critical accounts of space and place in contemporary late capitalism, the course considers the concept of space in the following contexts: postmodernity and post postmodernity; globalisation; geopolitics; neoliberalism; nation; the city; suburbia, indigeneity; post- and neo-colonialism; border spaces and border crossings; corporate spaces; virtual and digital spaces.

We explore these contexts through a close critical analysis of literary and cinematic mediations of post 9/11 culture and the war on terror, cultural representations of contemporary geopolitics, the US/Mexico border, land abuse in Australia, urban/suburban fears, corporate culture and the logic of marketization, virtual space and concepts of security and risk in a digital culture.

Further details and course contacts

The next course will run at Manchester Met from late September to December 2017 on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm.

This course is worth 30 Masters-level credits. The cost is £1,260 for Home/EU students and £2,175 for overseas students. To apply, download our application form. For further details, contact postgradenglish@mmu.ac.uk or +44 (0) 161 247 1787.


Time

Representing Contemporary Cultures

About the course

This short course engages with the concepts of trauma, memory, history and testimony in relation to a variety of contemporary theory, literature and film.

The course provides a general overview of these concepts in relation to post-postmodernism, and then focuses on issues such as contemporary witnessing, the repression and rewriting of history, postcolonial trauma, and the ‘trace’ of the past. The course covers themes including post-postmodernism and meta-modernism, the role of twenty-first-century fiction in the representation of the past, the relevance and future of trauma theory, the im/possibility of contemporary witnessing, the neglect of postcolonial trauma, and the relationship of genre and form to representation (encompassing the novel, film and poetry).

Further details and course contacts

The next course will run at Manchester Met from late September to December 2017 on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm.

This course is worth 30 Masters-level credits. The cost is £1,260 for Home/EU students and £2,175 for overseas students. To apply, download our application form. For further details, contact postgradenglish@mmu.ac.uk or +44 (0) 161 247 1787.

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