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This course provides an introduction to the study of British and Irish culture(s) in the widest sense of the term. This will include cultural texts such as literature, film, television and music, as well as cultural practices, and the culture of everyday life. We are going to focus on the meaning of identity categories such as class, gender, sexuality, region, and race in the UK and Ireland and how they have changed over time. Rather than just providing facts and figures, the course will give you an overview of the history of ideas and movements in the UK and Ireland, ranging from the divine right of kings to multiculturalism. Exploring the links between power and identity, we will examine various constructs of Britishness and how they have been challenged throughout the centuries by forces from without and within.
A course reader will be made available to you on Moodle at the beginning of the semester.