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EL35YD: TRANSFORMATIONS: LITERATURE AND CHANGE IN THE MODERN WORLD (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


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?

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 26 - 35, 39

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Close reading exercise.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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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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