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This course offers an overview of a wide range of twentieth-century Scottish literature, focusing on themes of haunting, death, and place. Including novels, short stories, poetry, and drama, the course explores questions of the relationship between self and society, the legacy of the past, and the formation of gendered and regional identities. There are lots of ghosts.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course introduces students to a variety of twentieth-century Scottish literary texts, including fiction, poetry, and drama. Ranging from Modernist innovation to postmodern experimentation, the course focuses on the relationship between individual and communal identities, the importance of local experience, and the legacies of the past. The course is also unified by a focus on haunting, including not only ghost stories but considerations of the way twentieth-century texts are haunted by earlier works. While the course follows on from Sympathy for the Devil: Nineteenth-Century Scottish Short Stories, it may be taken independently, and no prior knowledge of Scottish literature is required. Authors may include J.M. Barrie, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Muriel Spark, and Ali Smith.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: One 3000-word essay (45%), one 2000-word essay (35%), one group report (10%), seminar assessment mark (10%).
Resit: One written examination (100%).
There are no assessments for this course.
Feedback will be provided orally and in writing.