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EL35KN: HAUNTED TEXTS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

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.

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 Timothy Baker

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

  • English (EL) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided electronically.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 45
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Seminar Assessment Mark

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided orally and in writing.

Learning Outcomes
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Report: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided orally and in writing.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

take home exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback written feedback provided
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate understanding of twentieth-century Scottish literature with a focus on the relation between self and society.
ConceptualAnalyseReflect critically on the use of different genres in twentieth-century Scottish literature and understand the narrative conventions associated with particular forms.
FactualUnderstandThink and speak cogently about parallels and differences in Scottish literary texts of this period
ProceduralCreateWrite in a sophisticated way about twentieth-century Scottish literature and in particular the way it reflects wider cultural, social, political, and aesthetic developments
ConceptualEvaluateConsider the relevance of historical and theoretical critical approaches to the study of Scottish literature.
ReflectionCreateDemonstrate understanding of the relationship between self and society, the legacy of the past, and the formation of gendered and regional identities.

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