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Humanities, the Human and the Non-Human

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Stephen Morton
Academic year

Module overview

This module both challenges and enriches the idea of ‘the human’ as an idea for ‘the humanities’. You will reflect upon ‘the human’ as a concept that exceeds the individual person in literary, artistic, historical and political texts. Taking this challenge even further, the module will enable you to understand how the work of ‘the humanities’ is critically attuned to the non-human and the more-than-human in various forms. You may encounter monsters, ghosts, animals, aliens, deities: solar-systems, ecosystems, cyber-worlds, parallel universes, hidden worlds. The module allow you to work in small groups, to make collective decisions, to work collaboratively to formulate a unique group project, and to join humanities scholarship to public discussion.

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