Core Module Information
Module title: Women's Writing and Film-making

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP09103
Module leader: Sarah Artt
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

Any SCQF 7 or SCQF 8 modules in Literature, Culture or Film

Description of module content:

This module examines the development of women’s modes of expression in the modern era. You will engage with issues ranging from the beginning of Second Wave Feminism to current critiques of postfeminist culture. You will examine work from the early 20th century onwards, made by women and female-identified writers, filmmakers and artists. You will develop an understanding of the concerns of women writers and film-makers and reflect on the place of the female-identified artist in the current social, political and cultural climate.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the history of women’s writing and film-making from the the early 20th century to the present.
LO2: Evaluate the social, historical and intellectual contexts by which literary and screen texts made by women are shaped.
LO3: Critically reflect on feminist theoretical approaches to work by women and female-identified makers.
LO4: Critically engage in independent research on a relevant maker in order to contribute to the ongoing project of amplifying and recovering work made by women and female-identified writers and filmmakers.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sarah Artt
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module uses a range of methods: lectures, screenings, tutorials, and independent study to provide a variety of independent and group learning opportunities. It is supported by VLE to promote discussion and collaboration outside of class hours. You will develop theoretical, critical and historical knowledge of women’s writing and film-making and apply this knowledge to in-class discussion.

Lectures will vary in format, including talks and discussions, as well as regular opportunities for discussion and debate on key issues each week. (LOs 1,2, 3)

Tutorials will be student-led, and will require students to prepare discussion questions which will then be selected by the module leader. (LOs 1,2, 3)

Students are encouraged to contribute relevant content to the module to be shared on the VLE and a dedicated dossier space will be available to allow for this. (LOs 1,2,3,4)

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment on this module takes the form of an optional essay plan to be submitted in Week 9. A template for the plan is provided in the module handbook and includes guidance on submitting an annotated bibliography. Students will then be given individual feedback to aid them in developing and executing an individual research essay.

Summative Assessment:
Students undertake two summative assessments on this module: one oral presentation (worth 30%) to be submitted in Week 8 (Los 1,2,3,4) and one critical research essay worth 70% to be submitted in Week 13 (Los 1,2,3).

The presentation is normally undertaken in pairs, for a maximum of fifteen minutes in duration. All presentations take place during class times in Week 8 or
students can opt to work individually and submit a recorded presentation using suitable software. Students are required to submit a presentation outline on the day of the presentation (requirements for this are covered in the assessment brief.) This assessment requires students to engage in independent research, choosing to present on a woman writer or filmmaker not covered on the module. Students receive their grade and feedback within one week of completing this assessment and have the option to develop this research into a topic for the final essay.

The critical research essay (3000 words) requires students to work individually, to produce an essay plan (formative assessment due Week 9) and then a critical research essay based one of three possible briefs. This assessment allows students to write about a variety of module themes, and to develop their independent research skills building towards the demands of the dissertation in honours year.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1-4 8 HOURS= 00.15, WORDS= 0
Essay 70 1-4 13 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP09103 Women's writing and filmmaking