THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Scottish Literature 1 (U03735)
(i) An introduction to the study of literature, in particular questions of genre, form, and interpretation, with texts drawn from a variety of historical periods and literary modes. (ii) This module will explore the relationship between national identity and literature by focussing on four important historical and cultural periods (the medieval; the eighteenth century; the late Victorian and Modernist; the contemporary). The course will trace and question the ways in which Scottish writers (including Dunbar, Scott, Hogg, Stevenson, Gibbon) have expressed affinity, difference, and dissent from both national and international artistic contexts.
? Keywords : national identity; national culture; vernacular poetics; vernacular revival; genre; romance; realism; Scottish Literary Renaissance; Modernism; postmodernism
? This course is not accepting further student enrolments.
? Prohibited combinations : Scottish Literature 1 may not be taken with English Literature 1 except by students enrolled for the MA Honours in English and Scottish Literature
? Costs : Essential course texts.
? This course has variants for visiting students, as follows
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : 1st year
? Contact Teaching Time : 4 hour(s) per week for 22 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
Additional Class Information :
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
- develop independent thought and the ability to communicate information effectively,
- work independently,
- discover and synthesise information,
- to select the most relevant materials from a wide range of reading.
You will have learned how to assess the reliability of evidence and weigh a variety of competing or conflicting arguments, to analyse complex questions, to exercise problem-solving skills. In developing and organising your own arguments, you will have learned how to present a coherent, reasoned and well-supported set of conclusions in clear prose. At the same time, you will have developed oral communication skills through active participation in tutorials and seminars.
4 essays (up to 2000 words)(40%); 1 class exam (30%); degree exam 30%.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms June Haigh
Dr Carole Jones
Course Website : http://www.englit.ed.ac.uk/
School Website : http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/