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EL35YD: TRANSFORMATIONS: LITERATURE AND CHANGE IN THE MODERN WORLD (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course has been designed to be of particular interest to International Exchange and Erasmus students. It will deepen students’ knowledge of late 19th century and 20th century literature from a comparative perspective, encompassing poetry, drama, fiction and literary essay, whilst providing the opportunity to focus on assignments dealing with Scottish, American, British or European writing. It also offers insight into the importance of women’s writing (and issues of gender and identity more broadly) during the modern period. Beginning with late Victorian and fin de siècle gothic 'awakenings’, it will progress to a study of key Modernist ‘transformations’, ending with a consideration of postmodern ‘hauntings’ found in more contemporary texts. Writers studied include R.L. Stevenson, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Anne Sexton and Toni Morrison.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tim Tricker

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

  • Programme Level 3
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • English (EL)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EL30YD Transformations: Literature and Change in the Modern World (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course has been designed to be of particular interest to International Exchange and Erasmus students. It will deepen students’ knowledge of late 19th century and 20th century literature from a comparative perspective, encompassing poetry, drama, fiction and literary essay, whilst providing the opportunity to focus on assignments dealing with Scottish, American, British or European writing. It also offers insight into the importance of women’s writing (and issues of gender and identity more broadly) during the modern period. Beginning with late Victorian and fin de siècle gothic 'awakenings’, it will progress to a study of key Modernist ‘transformations’, ending with a consideration of postmodern ‘hauntings’ found in more contemporary texts. Writers studied include R.L. Stevenson, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Anne Sexton and Toni Morrison.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 33
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25, 34, 38

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Close reading exercise.

Learning Outcomes
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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