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EL45HC: LITERATURE AND MUSIC (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course, taught jointly by staff in English and Music, explores the connections between literature and music. How have these art forms informed or overlapped with one another? What sorts of collaboration have taken place? How might literary and musical studies work across disciplinary boundaries? While the focus will be on the British nineteenth century, with case studies addressing different aspects of literary-musical interaction, there will be opportunities for students to address trans-historical theoretical issues and to research topics from other places and periods.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Catherine S. Jones
  • Dr Jonathan Hicks

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

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either English (EL) or Music (MU)

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

The course will be taught in a series of ten seminars where the emphasis is on discussion of set reading and listening. Some seminars will be jointly led by both course coordinators. Other seminars will be led by only one of the course coordinators. Early in the course we will explore methodological questions related to interdisciplinary study, considering how students and scholars working in related fields can learn from and work with one another. Later seminars will introduce case studies (sometimes pairs of writers and musicians) to consider aspects of literary-musical interaction. The focus will be on the British nineteenth century, but students will be encouraged to read and listen widely. Topics for discussion will include: adaptation; narrative across media; cultures of reading and listening; vocality and aurality in literature and music; and the cultural mobility of print and performance.


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 - 30, 32 - 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 80
Assessment Weeks 36 Feedback Weeks 39

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Word Count 4000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will have understanding of literary and musical texts, shifts in literature, the interaction between musical and literary actors, and the frameworks of interdisciplinary fields.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents should be able to appreciate the authors and works, understand the factors that bear on the interaction of print and performance, and engage in interdisciplinary research.
ProceduralEvaluateStudents should be able to think and speak about the relationship between literature and music, discuss the reception of the texts/performances and write clearly and critically about literature, music
ReflectionCreateStudents will be able to discuss complex issues with clarity both orally and in writing, write clearly, succinctly, grammatically and idiomatically, and organise study time effectively.

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 31,32,33 Feedback Weeks 39

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will have understanding of literary and musical texts, shifts in literature, the interaction between musical and literary actors, and the frameworks of interdisciplinary fields.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents should be able to appreciate the authors and works, understand the factors that bear on the interaction of print and performance, and engage in interdisciplinary research.
ProceduralEvaluateStudents should be able to think and speak about the relationship between literature and music, discuss the reception of the texts/performances and write clearly and critically about literature, music
ReflectionCreateStudents will be able to discuss complex issues with clarity both orally and in writing, write clearly, succinctly, grammatically and idiomatically, and organise study time effectively.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Word Count 4000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Recorded individual oral presentation.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will have understanding of literary and musical texts, shifts in literature, the interaction between musical and literary actors, and the frameworks of interdisciplinary fields.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents should be able to appreciate the authors and works, understand the factors that bear on the interaction of print and performance, and engage in interdisciplinary research.
ProceduralEvaluateStudents should be able to think and speak about the relationship between literature and music, discuss the reception of the texts/performances and write clearly and critically about literature, music
ReflectionCreateStudents will be able to discuss complex issues with clarity both orally and in writing, write clearly, succinctly, grammatically and idiomatically, and organise study time effectively.

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