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EL40XR: TRANSFORMATIONS OF ROMANCE (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

From Gawain and the Green Knight to Skyfall, Spenser’s Faerie Queene to T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, romance is a genre which embraces some of the greatest works of literature as well as being a vehicle for some of its most seductive fictions. The course explores this rich cultural tradition, analysing works in verse and prose (and film) from six centuries while also investigating the efforts of literary theorists to explain the remarkable persistence and reinvention of the genre. Among the authors studied are Marie de France, Spenser, Milton, Austen, Keats, Browning, T.S. Eliot and David Lodge.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor David Duff

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

None.

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

From Gawain and the Green Knight to Goldfinger, Walpole's The Castle of Otranto to T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, romance is a genre which embraces some of the greatest works of literature as well as being a vehicle for some of its most seductive fictions. In recent years, romance has also been a focus for theoretical debates about the nature of genre, attracting the attention of major twentieth-century theorists. The course explores this rich literary and critical tradition, analysing works in verse, prose, drama (and film) from six centuries while also investigating modern theories of genre. Among the authors studied are Marie de France, Spenser, Shakespeare, Austen, Keats, Browning, T.S. Eliot and David Lodge.

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Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (50%) continuous assessment: 3,000 word essay (30%), oral presentation (10%), seminar work (10%).

Resit: For honours students only: candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit a new essay.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Detailed written comments on essay; detailed oral feedback on presentation content and delivery.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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