Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:35
This course explores the intersection of science and literature during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. It is taught by staff from both the English and History programmes, and is designed to challenge many preconceptions about the role of science in nineteenth and early twentieth century society. No scientific knowledge is required. However, students will read a mix of fictional and poetic writings alongside non-fiction and scientific texts. This course will show how literature reflected the changing status of science in society and accommodated new ideas. It will also show how science itself was shaped by literary production and cultural expectation.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Two 2,500-3,000 word essays (40% each), research exercise (10%), seminar participation (10%).
Formative assessment take place through the marking of written work throughout the semester.
Written feedback will be given on written work and on participation in class. Students will also have opportunities throughout the semester to discuss their progress with tutors.