What does it mean to live in a 'post-truth' world? Students in this unit will analyse a wide range of written artefacts and cultural objects created across the centuries, searching for thematic points of rupture and continuity across the ages. They will develop the critical means of coming to terms with what it means to come of scholarly age in the 'post-truth' era.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week
1x2500wd Independent Research Essay (45%), 1x1000wd Group Presentation and Reflection (35%), 1x1000wd Close Reading Exercise (20%)
24 credit points