This module explores contemporary geographies of identity and belonging in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It focuses on key questions of national identity, multiculturalism and migration in relation to social, political and economic change in these contexts and their implications for social inclusion, conflict resolution and citizenship. It addresses varied approaches to culture, identity and belonging in these two deeply interconnected but also distinctive places through fieldwork as well as lectures and seminars. The module thus provides a strongly empirical basis for critically addressing current approaches to the geographies of culture and identity in academic theory, public debate and social and cultural policy in other contexts. Compulsory UK based fieldwork in the School of Geography is undertaken at no extra cost. Optional overseas fieldwork in the second and third year ranges from Â£400 to Â£1,200 approximately, some with additional flight costs. These figures are based on costs in the year 2016/17 but the overall cost will fluctuate each year. Destinations can vary year-on-year, are subject to availability and are dependent on the module combinations chosen. Overseas field trip modules run in alternate years. Places on some field trip modules are limited. If field trip modules are oversubscribed, places are allocated by ballot. Students participating in overseas field trips are responsible for securing their own visas, if required.
This module focuses on what could be described as creative and public cultural geographies. It explores the ways in which cultural geography is being undertaken and disseminated through forms of creative practice, participatory approaches and collaborative projects. These include collaborations between cultural geographers and creative practitioners and collaborative relationships with public cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries. Through class discussions and on site explorations of current examples, the module explores the contexts, approaches, practical strategies, possibilities and challenges of creative and public cultural geographies.
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High performance computing refers to the practice of aggregating computing power in order to deliver higher performance than would be obtained from a normal desktop machine. This module introduces concepts associated with high performance computing, such as parallel processing, hardware acceleration, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) programming and FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) programming. It also explores some of the contexts in which high performance computing is often used, e.g. in scientific research and in business.
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This module tackles a broad selection of Woolf's writings: fictional, critical, polemical and autobiographical. We will look at how Woolf challenges conventional boundaries and definitions of types of writing. Philosophical, cultural, historical and psychological dimensions of Woolf's life and work will be addressed, as well as literary issues. These will include consciousness and the self; the representation of affect; truthÂ in fiction; and Woolf's formal experimentation and diversity. The aim of the module will be to develop an understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of Woolf's writing.
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The middle decades of the twentieth century witnessed important changes in the lives of British women, particularly in relation to marriage, motherhood and paid work. This was an era of declining family size and early marriage, of growing affluence and the welfare state, and of increasing employment amongst mothers. Through an intensive engagement with personal testimonies, sociological texts, government records, the popular press and other sources, this special subject will explore the drivers behind these changes, how they were framed and understood in political and sociological debates, and how they were experienced by women from different social, educational and ethnic groups. We will engage with key historiographical, conceptual and methodological problems, from the impact of the Second World War on gender roles and the characterisation of the 1950s as a period of social conservatism, to the challenges Â¿ highlighted by feminist historians - of reconstructing womenÂ¿s agency, desires and needs in the past.