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Tailored Programmes

From May 17th - June 7th, 2019 we are running our bespoke programme for the students from some of our partner universities.

Below is the information about the programme

NISS programme for University of Minnesota


The course will provide a cultural and historical overview of Britain during the 19th and early 20th century through the lens of regional literature, history, and cultural developments that relate to the North East of England and primarily the city of Newcastle during the era of industrial expansion in Britain. This is the period when people of the region – known as ‘Geordies’ – had a distinct and strong regional identity. It will explore how/whether this regional cultural identity remains.

As this module is specifically for international students this provides a manageable way to explore and examine key historical, cultural developments and a range of literature that relate to class, gender, industrial development and decline, alongside regionalism. Teaching includes both broad interpretive lectures and detailed and focused seminar discussion and textual analysis/deconstruction, often of textual extracts from novels, poems and songs produced within, or about, Newcastle.

The module will also include study visits, for example, to Beamish MuseumCragside House and The Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle, as well as a visit to the city archives, in order to directly relate class based learning and analysis of literature sources (novels, poetry, diaries and letters) to historical sites and evidence.



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