Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM100: The Animal Mirror: Representations of Animality

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The structure and thematic content will include some or all of the following:


  • The representation of animals in ‘culture’ and the media
  • The representation of animals in literature (including an overview of how to approach working with texts)
  • Animals and Colonialism
  • Representing self and other
  • The animal aesthetic: Animals in Art/Animals as Art
  • Anthropomorphism
  • The post-modern animal and post-humanism
  • Hybrids
  • Exhibiting animals 

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 1010 x 1 hour podcast audio lectures with accompanying powerpoint presentations
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 1010 x 1 hour discussion/seminar participations on the VLE discussion forums (Including formative assessments)
Guided Independent Study 45Weekly preparatory reading for lectures and seminars
Guided Independent Study 30Preparation for formative assessments
Guided Independent Study 50 Research and writing of summative assessments
Guided Independent Study 5Attendance at an exhibition

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).