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Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in Intermediality 1 (ELCC11021)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis first-semester course introduces students to the basics of intermedial research, analysis, and writing, allowing them to develop effective research strategies.
Course description Academic Description

Research Methods in Intermediality 1 provides students with an introduction to the skills and methods required to conduct high-quality research in Intermediality. The course will familiarise students with the principles and debates of intermedial research, develop their analytical skills, and prepare them for the requirements of specific assignments, within respective intellectual frameworks.

Research Methods in Intermediality 1 will ensure that all students are familiar with basic academic practices of referencing and formatting bibliographies and filmographies.

Student Learning Experience

The course comprises lecture elements, seminar discussions, group work, workshop-type and creative activities, offering diverse modes of engagement with the materials for study. Achievement of learning outcomes will be tested by a critical review (800-1000 words) of a peer-reviewed article related to the Theories of Intermediality 1 core course, assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on the MSc in Intermediality. No outside subject enrolments or auditors are permitted.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 13, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 183 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Coursework

Critical review of a peer-reviewed article, 800-1000 words, assessed on a Pass/Fail basis
Feedback Students receive individual feedback for their coursework submission. The critical review of a peer-reviewed article directly prepares students for their final assessment for the Theories of Intermediality 1 course. Students will receive feedback on the review ahead of their summative assessment for Theories of Intermediality 1 (essay or video essay).
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Use a number of research technologies, including online resources and databases.
  2. Identify and formulate research problems in Intermediality, drawing upon peer-reviewed secondary resources.
  3. Develop skills in literary, film and visual analysis.
  4. Produce a critical review of a peer-reviewed academic journal article.
Reading List
Bal, Mieke, Image-Thinking: Artmaking as Cultural Analysis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022.
Hayot, Eric. The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.
Louis Hébert. Introduction to Literary Analysis: A Complete Methodology, London: Routledge, 2022.
Rippl, Gabriele, ed., Handbook of Intermediality: Literature ¿ Image ¿ Sound ¿ Music, Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2005.
Stam, Robert. World Literature, Transnational Cinema, and Global Media: Towards a Transartistic Commons, London: Routledge, 2019.
Villarejo, Amy. Film Studies: The Basics. London: Routledge, 2013.

Bal, Mieke. Travelling Concepts in the Humanities: A Rough Guide, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.
Bennett, Jill, and Mary Zournazi, eds. Thinking in the World: A Reader. London: Bloomsbury, 2019.
Bordwell, David. Film Art: An Introduction, New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2020.
Brillenburg Wurth Kiene and Ann Rigney. The Life of Texts: An Introduction to Literary Studies. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019.
Dubrow, Heather, Frederick Amrine, Martha Banta, Sue Houchins, and et al. "The Status of Evidence: A Roundtable." PMLA, 111.1 (1996): 21-31.
Gibbs, John. Mise-En-Sce¿ne: Film Style and Interpretation. New York: Wallflower Press, 2002.
Glyn Davis, Kay Dickinson, Lisa Patti, and Amy Villarejo, eds. Film Studies: A Global Introduction. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Godfrey, Jeanne. How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, London: Macmillan Education, 2018.
Hawley, John and Ernest Emenyo¿nu. Queer Theory in Film and Fiction. Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey, 2018.
Jambula Tree: A Selection of Works from the Caine Prize for African Writing. Oxford: New Internationalist Publications, 2008.
Mirzoeff, Nicholas. An Introduction to Visual Culture. Second edition. London¿:: Routledge, 2009.
Mitchell, W. J. T. The Language of Images. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1980.
No¿th, Winfried. Semiotics of the Media: State of the Art, Projects, and Perspectives, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016.
Peck John and Martin Coyle. Practical Criticism. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1995.
Ryan Michael. A Complete Guide to Literary Analysis and Theory. Abingdon Oxon: Routledge, 2023.
S. Cottrell. Critical thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Sabey, Josh and Keith Lawrence, ¿The critic-as-adapter¿, in The Routledge Companion to Adaptation, edited by Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs, and Eckart Voigts. New York: Routledge, 2017, 169-181.
Serbulo, Leanne. Urban Literacy: Learning to Read the City Around You. Portland State University Library, 2022.
Shohat, Ella, and Robert Stam. Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2014.
Silverman, Jonathan, and Dean Rader. The World Is a Text: Writing About Visual and Popular Culture, Ontario, Canada: Broadview Press, 2018.
Soles, Derek. 2003. Writing an Academic Essay: How to Plan, Draft, Revise and Write Essays. Taunton: Studymates.
Tambling, Jeremy. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG, 2022.

Further Reading:
Klarer, Mario. An Introduction to Literary Studies, London: Routledge, 2013.
Margolis, Eric, and Luc Pauwels. The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods. London: Sage Publications, 2011.
Martin, Adrian. Mise En Scene and Film Style from Classical Hollywood to New Media Art, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Meiling, Cheng and Gabrielle H. Cody. Reading Contemporary Performance: Theatricality Across Genres. London: Routledge, 2016.
Nelmes, Jill. Introduction to Film Studies, London: Routledge, 2012.
Smith, Blaine E., Carita Kiili, and Merja Kauppinen. ¿Transmediating Argumentation: Students Composing Across Written Essays and Digital Videos in Higher Education.¿ Computers and Education 102 (2016): 138¿151.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research and enquiry

Creative problem solving

Critical and reflective thinking

Articulate communication

Personal and intellectual autonomy

Self-organization and effectiveness
KeywordsIntermediality,research skills,critical analysis
Course organiserDr Inma Sanchez-Garcia
Course secretaryMrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528
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