The Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies hosts a programme whereby students from any department in the university can have a piece of their writing (such as an essay or a chapter of a dissertation) read and commented upon by one of their Royal Literary Fund Fellows. The Fellows can read your piece and in a one-on-one session will comment on your structure, style and presentation of your argument and can also let you know if you need to attend to spelling and grammar issues (though they cannot correct these for you, cannot address the facts/content presented in the essay, and cannot re-write it for you!). This is an invaluable opportunity for you to get feedback on your written work from professional writers - but don't leave it till the last minute or they probably won't be able to help. The pressure on their time is considerable around assessment deadlines. If you wish to avail yourself of this opportunity then take your essay to room H544 in the Humanities Building and sign-up for a session with one of the Fellows, or email RLF.Fellows@warwick.ac.uk. The English Department webpage containing information on the Royal Literary Fund Fellows Programme is located at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/writingprog/academicwriting/english/ so please check this for details of any room or email address changes.
Each week just before the lecture I will post the week's lecture slides and any additional materials on this webpage. I will not be bringing printed copies to class. You are welcome to download anything you find helpful.
To download handouts, right mouse-click on the link and choose 'Save Target As' to save to your computer or disk.
To print a PowerPoint presentation as a manageable handout, open the saved file and select 'File' then 'Print'. In the print options box, select 'Handouts' from the drop-down box under 'Print what'. You should also select 'Pure Black and White' from the drop-down box under 'Colour/grayscale', so that any colour highlights used in the presentation display (such as on page headers) are not printed out in gray shades (as this can make the text written over the colour highlights hard to read). Finally, choose the number of slides you want to appear on each page from the drop-down box next to 'Slides per page'. I suggest two slides per page - any more than that and the boxes are very small and the text hard to read.
If you have any problems downloading, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 1: Introduction to the Module and Key Concepts (sorry no lecture audio)
Week 4: The Former Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Timeline Former Yugoslavia lecture audio
Bosnia's political structure post-Dayton Maps of the Balkan region (print as whole slides so they are bigger and clearer, and in Grayscale)
Week 6: READING WEEK
Week 7: Ethnicity, Nations and Nationalisms Ethnicity, Nations and Nationalisms lecture audio
Seminar slides (week 8)
Week 8: Gender and Nationalism Gender and Nationalism lecture audio
Seminar slides (week 9)
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Week 11: Non-Traditional Agents of Political Violence Child Soldiers (extra material not presented in lecture) Non-Traditional Agents lecture audio
Seminar slides (week 12)
Week 14: Internal Frameworks for Managing Conflict Internal Frameworks lecture audio
Seminar slides (week 15)
Week 15: Institutional Design as Conflict Management Institutional Design lecture audio
Seminar slides (week 17) Bosnia and Herzegovina's political structure; electoral systems in our case studies
Freedom House reports etc. (links to recent reports and other material on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda and Sri Lanka)
Week 16: READING WEEK
Week 20: Managing Conflict in the Case Studies Managing Conflict in the Case Studies lecture audio (apologies, the first minute or so is missing)
Seminar activity (week 21)
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Exam Revision Sessions